Veterans face many challenges when they return to civilian life from active duty, but readjusting after the military can be even more difficult for service members who suffer injuries while serving our country. Dan Nevins has led an extensive career with the United States Army National Guard, joining right after high school as an enlisted paratrooper stationed in Germany. During his enlistment, he spent four years at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he graduated from the Noncommissioned Officers Academy as a distinguished honor graduate. Shortly after, he began his professional career with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a sales representative.
His job was put on hold in February 2004 when Dan deployed to Balad, Iraq, as a squad leader. Later that year, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath his vehicle, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the amputation of his left leg below the knee. After several years of recurring infections and countless surgeries, Dan chose to surgically remove his right leg as well, making him a bilateral amputee. Wounded Warrior Project is transforming the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities.
Since 2003 we’ve been tireless advocates for our Nation’s finest, improving the lives of over half a million warriors and their families.Warriors never pay a penny for our programs – because they paid their dues on the battlefield. Our free services in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care change lives.
To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project and how you can support our returning warriors, check out their website: https://bit.ly/2ITnen9