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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

Funded: 71.6%
Donors
Anonymous
$500.00
1638 days ago
Anonymous
$500.00
1638 days ago
Keith Pillers
$500.00
1642 days ago
Sam Petner
$50.00
1643 days ago
Richard Daerr
$500.00
1643 days ago
Mark Pietrofesa
$100.00
1644 days ago
Susan Bigham
$100.00
1644 days ago
Anonymous
$500.00
1644 days ago
Daniel and Amanda Parker
$100.00
1645 days ago
Gail Hughes
$100.00
1645 days ago
Gail Hughes
$200.00
1645 days ago
The Creswells
$500.00
1652 days ago
Marines of 2nd Platoon Lima Company
$500.00
1652 days ago
All Wounded Marines
$500.00
1652 days ago
Jimmy Thompson
$500.00
1652 days ago
David Walker
$50.00
1652 days ago
Melissa Gillespie
$500.00
1652 days ago
Nick Mathers
$100.00
1655 days ago
Kirk and Sandy Noyes
$500.00
1655 days ago
Jerry Kagay
$100.00
1657 days ago
Cassie
$100.00
1661 days ago
Scott Varwig
$25.00
1661 days ago
Rutledge
$50.00
1661 days ago
Beth Messer
$25.00
1662 days ago
Rob Mohr
$100.00
1666 days ago
Jessica West Burford
$20.00
1668 days ago
Jason and Molly
$750.00
1669 days ago
Adrian Moy
$50.00
1675 days ago
kathleen park
$50.00
1675 days ago
Brenda Short
$75.00
1676 days ago
Gregory Casals
$20.00
1676 days ago
Andre Amedee
$100.00
1678 days ago
K Farley
$500.00
1680 days ago
Anna Timbie
$50.00
1686 days ago
Team MonGo
$250.00
1694 days ago
Karin Holmen
$100.00
1694 days ago
Coach Falvey
$100.00
1694 days ago
Sharon Daerr
$250.00
1695 days ago
Jamie Twedt
$100.00
1695 days ago
Larry Creswell
$250.00
1695 days ago
John Elam
$200.00
1695 days ago
Walter McCormack
$350.00
1695 days ago
Kathy & Curt Meltzer
$100.00
1695 days ago
MARTIN GAISS
$250.00
1695 days ago
Tri Shop
$100.00
1695 days ago
Anonymous
$25.00
1695 days ago
Ruth Brennan Morrey
$250.00
1695 days ago
Stephen Kowal
$100.00
1695 days ago