Warriors 2 Wellness (W2W)™
Warriors 2 Wellness (W2W) is a non-profit organization created to enhance the lives of childhood cancer patients/survivors and veterans of the US military by providing wellness and mentoring programs. The bonds that our veterans and kids with cancer develop are lifelong and provide a sense of camaraderie, giving new meaning to the Warrior Trust Bond. Warriors 2 Wellness is unique in that it embraces the qualities of veterans, provides them with a sense of purpose and allows them to continue to serve once their military service has ended. Many veterans want to give back in some way, often times by helping children. Children admire and look up to men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line to serve our country.
Although these warriors fight different battles they often suffer from the same physical and emotional challenges when they try to resume a normal life. In addition to the very real physical assaults on their bodies, they experience a range of emotions such as fear, anger, insomnia, depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation and emotional numbness; all symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
In addition to helping veterans and children diagnosed with cancer, W2W will reach out to families and caregivers, recognizing the important role they play in the lives of these battle weary heroes. The faces of the caregivers include spouses, family members and friends who are often out of view and not cared for themselves.