Kirk Sanders

Upon my return from the war, I found my life in total disarray.  My emotions, feelings, attitude and demeanor were that of an infantryman that had returned home safely. Being thrust back into civilian life was sticker-shock. Coming from a theatre where everything you said/failed to say, did/failed to do, was a matter of life death not only for yourself, but all those around you, into a theatre where people say and do as they please....without consequence or concern, was debilitating. I did not understand or come to grips with this. I suffered quietly....frustratingly...

Then, I received an invitation to an AHERO Foundation outing.  We went deep sea fishing and spent time with other returning warriors from all branches.  It let me know that I was not alone and there was still that group of like-minded men that had fought and sacrificed like myself.  We all fit together like peanut butter and jelly.  It revitalized my soul and made me excited to be alive again.

Not enough words to thank all of you who are involved with AHERO Foundation as much as is deserved!!!  Truly a life changing experience!!

Semper Fi,
Kirk Sanders
Capt, USMC

Our Heroes

1stSgt Pruitt, USMC Chris Brink Tom Trotter Kyle Hussin Johnny Langford Jake Healy Larry Campbell Lee Stuckey Justin Gaertner Fernando Rafael Kirk Sanders Mark Hurst Christian Brown Glen Silva Johnathan Purser Chad Ohmer William Kyle Carpenter Herman A. Lubbe

Current statistics reveal there are as many as 18 veteran suicides per day. This translates to 6,500 a year, or more than 50,000 of our bravest citizens who have taken their own lives since 2003. These statistics are absolutely heart breaking. To prevent more tragic deaths, we want to provide a way to reach out to as many Veterans as we possibly can. To this end, we are determined to provide a different social and recreational environment for wounded Veterans--one in which they can continue their healing process and focus on their future instead of their past.

Why Donate:

At AHERO, we heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service by:
  • Introducing Veterans to resources and programs available to them to increase their overall quality of life.
  • Developing an informal support network of Veterans across the country.
  • Encouraging constructive communication and engagement.
  • Boosting Morale.



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