Thanks Troops Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2008 by a diverse group of individuals with a passion for helping those who have volunteered to serve our country, and in the process were forever changed by wounds sustained in combat. We are committed to helping those individuals who have sacrificed so much, by providing recreational opportunities that make the transition back to civilian life in the United States easier.
The Fifth Annual Thanks Troups Golf Tournament was a big success. Thank you to all who participated. The tournament was on August 3 at the Valley Hi Golf Course.
Meet our most recent grant recipient:
In 2010 while on foot patrol during Operation Enduring Freedom, a land mine blast threw Jarred into a wall causing a traumatic brain injury and a tear in his chest wall. In spite of Jarred’s own injuries, he was able to come to the aid of a comrade, who ended up losing three limbs in the blast. Jarred was able to apply tourniquets which ultimately saved his comrades life. For his bravery and actions in combat, Jarred received two Purple Hearts.
The injuries sustained in the blast left Jarred with chronic headaches, memory loss, and PTSD to name a few. His condition no longer allows him to participate in high impact activities yet he longs to get back into physical shape.
Thanks Troops Foundation was able to step in and help Jarred achieve his goals by providing him with a new bike. “I would have never been able to afford a bike at this point in time and it is the only way I can get exercise to help get my body back to the level I was before getting wounded.” Jarred said. He further commented by saying, “I think these organizations are amazing and hope more wounded soldiers know about it. They let us wounded soldiers know there are people out there who care about what obstacles we go through being wounded.”
With the support of his wife and their two young children, Jarred is now in the process of transitioning out of the military and into civilian life. He hopes to someday own farm land where he will create an area for wounded soldiers to hunt. It is important for him to give back to other wounded soldiers. He would like them to experience the feeling of having others care about them and what they have been through in the same way he was cared about by Thanks Troops and other military support organizations.
On behalf of all those supporting Thanks Troops Foundation, we wish Jarred and his family all the best in the future!
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