Wounded Iraq Veteran To Go On Grand Slam Hunt
The Wounded Warrior Project is helping retired Army Sgt. Eric Edmundson fulfill his life dreams. Dreams that were put on hold after being injured in Iraq. Sgt. Edmundson suffered a traumatic and anoxic brain injury. His family, especially wife and father Ed, have been by his side helping him recover from the moment he came home. He has made amazing strides and now this fall with Ed by his side he is going on an amazing hunt through the United States.
Eric and Ed are planning on a 9,000 round trip hunting experience. They will hit 8 states, Florida, Montana, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho and Wyoming and hunt for alligator and bison to black bear and antelope. The Wounded Warrior's facebook page will have pictures of the grand slam trip.
“Eric’s dreams for his life have not gone away. We have just had to modify how he can reach them,” said Ed. “We think this is an important message for anyone who may be struggling with a severe injury or illness. We hope our story will inspire those folks to change their own philosophy from ‘I can’t’, to ‘I can and I will.”
Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steve Nardizzi stated, “We know the public will be as inspired by Eric as we are and come away with the knowledge that despite the physical and neurological challenges many wounded warriors face, their passion for what they love remains strong. More than anything Eric’s story is one of perseverance. He is a symbol of the strength and resiliency of the human spirit.” From Business Wire.