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Justin Daerr Ironman 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

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Anonymous
$1,500.00
2243 days ago
Matching funds
$500.00
2246 days ago
J+B
$500.00
2246 days ago
An Old Marine
$500.00
2247 days ago
Richard Daerr
$500.00
2248 days ago
Kevin Knutson
$500.00
2278 days ago
John Eliot
$500.00
2278 days ago
Jason Daerr
$500.00
2280 days ago
Karin Holmen
$500.00
2305 days ago
Dan Dungan
$250.00
2292 days ago