Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

1.4 NC OBX A. De La Garza

Dear Corrina, I would like to take just a minute of your time to tell you just how awesome you and the entire WWIA group are. The hunt in NC was absolutely amazing. For the first time in years, I was able to sleep like a baby knowing that I was surrounded by my brothers that would keep me safe at night. Upon meeting everyone, from Jeremy, who was there to pick me up at the airport, to everyone that was already at the house awaiting my arrival, it was an instant bond, a bond I was so dearly and desperately lacking back in the civilian world. And all this was only possible because of such an amazing organization. From wake up to lights out, I felt absolutely relaxed and at ease; so much so, in fact, that not once did I feel the tension and pressure that comes with being hyper-vigilant from being alone, without a fellow patriot to watch my back. The professionalism and expertise brought forth by Tim, Nick, Wells, and Jeremy were key to a very successful and fun hunt. They made sure that we had everything we needed to be comfortable and safe at the blinds. The fact that there was no need for us to talk about our past and express our emotions or anything like that just removed that pressure that one may feel from being “ambushed” into a “session.” I feel absolutely blessed to have been chosen for this hunt and would attend another hunt, anywhere in the world, if given the chance. I also feel very fortunate to have been around other veterans that have been through the same things I have. Again, this afforded me the opportunity to create new, bonding relationships with fellow PH recipients that understand the struggle. Dan, Tom, and Jay are amazing people. I pray for the continued success of the Foundation and blessings to each and every one of you guys!

-A. De La Garza, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient