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Justin Daerr IM Texas

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 second year collaborating with WWP and my hope is to raise $7500.00 by the time I race Ironman Texas on May 17, 2014.  I hope that my efforts can help support wounded veterans as they move forward to have successful families, careers and to live their dreams, whatever they may be.


You can help me in my efforts by making a donation to the WWP, no matter what amount. Take a sack lunch to work, gather the change in your car; every dollar counts in helping our wounded veterans and their families.


Thank you for your generosity and support,


Justin Daerr


Total Raised

$10,875.00

Funded: 100%
Donors
The Fejfars
$200.00
2012 days ago
Tri Shop
$100.00
2013 days ago
The Creswells
$250.00
2014 days ago
Erin Hansel
$25.00
2014 days ago
Jimmy Thompson
$100.00
2016 days ago
Blake Becker
$60.00
2016 days ago
Dave and Jen
$20.00
2016 days ago
James Ryan Schleicher
$100.00
2016 days ago
Anonymous
$1,500.00
2017 days ago
Matching funds
$500.00
2019 days ago
Sue
$100.00
2020 days ago
J+B
$500.00
2020 days ago
Simon Beck
$20.00
2020 days ago
Jen and Al
$28.80
2021 days ago
An Old Marine
$500.00
2021 days ago
Richard Daerr
$500.00
2021 days ago
Ryan & Karen Fothergill
$100.00
2022 days ago
Gail Hughes
$50.00
2022 days ago
Ray Picard
$100.00
2022 days ago
Rachel&Brett
$50.00
2022 days ago
Tim Hagerty
$100.00
2022 days ago
Annie Polasek
$75.00
2022 days ago
Nick Mathers
$75.00
2022 days ago
Sam Petner
$75.00
2023 days ago
Daniel and Amanda Parker
$100.00
2023 days ago
Anders, Carin,Linnea
$75.00
2029 days ago
Mark Donaldson
$100.00
2031 days ago
Sue Bigham
$100.00
2034 days ago
Gail Hughes
$100.00
2034 days ago
Katie Lessman & Dennis Meeker
$20.00
2034 days ago
Adam Williams
$35.00
2035 days ago
Jon Oliver
$150.00
2035 days ago
Magsamen Karl
$100.00
2035 days ago
Scott Varwig
$25.00
2036 days ago
Brent Cohen
$50.00
2036 days ago
Brandon and Amy
$100.00
2036 days ago
Mark Pietrofesa
$100.00
2051 days ago
Ian Mikelson
$50.00
2052 days ago
Kevin Knutson
$500.00
2052 days ago
John Eliot
$500.00
2052 days ago
Guerra
$50.00
2052 days ago
Jason Daerr
$500.00
2054 days ago
Anna Timbie
$40.00
2057 days ago
Beth Messer
$25.00
2060 days ago
Nina Thatcher
$50.00
2062 days ago
Jerry Kagay
$100.00
2065 days ago
Dan Dungan
$250.00
2065 days ago
Stephen Kowal
$75.00
2069 days ago
Larissa McBride
$140.60
2070 days ago
MK GAS CO
$140.60
2070 days ago
Carolyn Paschen
$20.00
2071 days ago
KEVIN PURCELL
$50.00
2071 days ago
Keith Pillers
$100.00
2071 days ago
Sherry Daerr
$250.00
2071 days ago
Andrew Freeman
$150.00
2071 days ago
Elana Iaciofano
$100.00
2072 days ago
Jimmy
$50.00
2072 days ago
Suzanne Aquila
$50.00
2072 days ago
german express
$200.00
2072 days ago
Bart Barrett
$150.00
2072 days ago
TR
$50.00
2078 days ago
Karin Holmen
$500.00
2079 days ago
Katherine Meltzer
$100.00
2080 days ago
Gail Hughes
$100.00
2080 days ago
john elam
$200.00
2080 days ago
Team MonGo
$100.00
2080 days ago
Larry Creswell
$100.00
2080 days ago