A Warrior Story: Josue Barron & His Journey Back Home


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Josue Barron is one of the many beneficiaries of the dollars you've donated to Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.

In 2010, Josue was "in the prime of his life", serving his country in the US Marine Corp. During a foot patrol in Afghanistan, Josue was injured by an improvised explosive device. He joined Armstrong & Getty to talk about how WWFS helped him during his recovery, as well as through the difficult transitional period between his Marine Corp career and his post-military life.

Listen to the episode of the Armstrong & Getty Extra Large Podcast featuring Josue below...and please make a donation the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station!

For injured warriors who face the challenges of recovery, rehabilitation and the transition to civilian life, there is no greater gift than to return home to their families for this special time of year.

Thanks to the generosity and compassion of donors like you, thousands of ill and injured service members have left the hospital and flown home for Christmas for the last 16 years. While it seems like a simple gesture, a trip home has a priceless impact on a warrior’s morale and recovery, and the military families who love them. At its heart, sending our heroes home for the holidays is a gesture of gratitude for the men and women who have served, sacrificed, and are now learning how to adapt and overcome both visible and invisible injuries.

In addition to flights home for the holidays, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station assists injured warriors year-round with a variety of programs, including adaptive sports, outdoor therapy, wheelchairs for warriors, vocational projects, education scholarships, career guidance, work wardrobes. and more. We also provide a "home of the brave" via our two transitional housing residences, Freedom Station I and II, which provide injured warriors with the time, guidance and resources to successfully make the transition from military service to civilian life.

About Warrior Foundation Freedom Station

Founded in 2004, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station is a leading force in assisting, honoring and supporting the military men and women who have bravely served and sacrificed for our country. The foundation provides ill and injured warriors with quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery.

Warrior Foundation Freedom Station assists four main groups of warriors:

· The seriously injured returning home from war with immediate medical and emotional needs.

· Those suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

· Physical and occupational therapy patients who are recovering and/or receiving medical care at military medical facilities.

· Transitioning warriors who are medically retiring and transitioning to civilian life.

Warrior Foundation Freedom Station is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We proudly hold Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, the highest possible rating, demonstrating our adherence to sector best practices and commitment to transparency. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Warrior Foundation Freedom Station exceeds industry standards and outperforms most other charities in America.

If you'd prefer to send a donation via mail, please use this address:

Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station

1223 1/2 28th St, Suite A

San Diego, CA 92102


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