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Justin Daerr IMTX 2015

In May of 1967 my father, Richard Daerr, was serving his country in Vietnam, as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, when he was severely wounded. He was 22 years old and was faced with a life of permanent disabilities. In spite of his injuries, he went on to become a successful lawyer, executive, professor, cyclist, and above all else, a wonderful father.

 

However, the wounds from war are real and they do not go away. There isn't a day where my father is not affected by his injuries and I often find myself wishing I could bear those burdens, even if only for a moment.

 

Today, many servicemen and women come home with permanent injuries, both physical and emotional. I can only imagine the fear and anxiety that comes with facing the unknown road ahead, but they should not be alone in doing so. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization that was created to help veterans and their families with this next stage of their lives. The WWP works tirelessly to honor and empower wounded warriors in order to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.  

 

This is my third year raising money for the WWP in conjunction with Ironman Texas. Last year, we were able to raise over $10,000 and we hope to top that with a goal of $15,000 before toeing the line on May 16, 2015.

Thank you for your generosity and support. -Justin
Total Raised

$10,740.00

of $15,000.00 goal raised
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RANK WITHIN TEAM
697 of 26213
RANK OVERALL
Donors
Jason and Molly
$750.00
1871 days ago
Melissa Gillespie
$500.00
1854 days ago
K Farley
$500.00
1882 days ago
Anonymous
$500.00
1840 days ago
Anonymous
$500.00
1840 days ago
Keith Pillers
$500.00
1844 days ago
Richard Daerr
$500.00
1845 days ago
Anonymous
$500.00
1846 days ago
The Creswells
$500.00
1854 days ago
Marines of 2nd Platoon Lima Company
$500.00
1854 days ago