It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set... more »
God's Pantry Food Bank in Fountain will be donating over 5 dozen holiday food boxes to local soldiers and wounded warriors today as part of their mission to feed families in the Fountain Valley area. Another 150 food boxes will be distributed to homes in Fountain, Widefield, Security and the... more »
It was a celebration of competition and showcase of the American spirit during opening ceremonies for the Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. 220 athletes from all branches of the military who have suffered injuries during war were greeted by cheers as they marched down the... more »
Angletech, a cycling shop in Colorado Springs is helping wounded warriors, get out and ride.
The shop sells recumbent bicycles and tricycles and can alter them to make it easier for anyone to ride. The shop works with military bases and Colorado Springs Parks and Rec, to host what they... more »
John Wall has served three combat tours, in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He knows first-hand the long road back to normalcy in our society.
Tonight on News First 5 at 6 and 10, Rob Quirk will profile the work of Life Quest, and people like Wall, in rebuilding our... more »
Pushing and pedaling across the highways of Colorado this week are hundreds of wounded warriors from every branch of military service across America.
Some are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, others of Vietnam. All share the bond of sacrifice for their country.
"Cycling is something... more »
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought a new kind of patient to the facial prothestics lab at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio: wounded warriors, who have recently suffered heavy burns and multiple traumas.
The lab is one of two major facial prosthetic programs in... more »
Colorado Springs' first and only universally accessible playground is nearing completion.
More than a hundred volunteers from the Swing High Project, Phil Long Ford, Wounded Warriors, and the Therapeutic Recreation Program spent hours helping put the finishing touches on the playground Sunday afternoon.
The city's new addition will... more »
Specialist Andrew Trotto spent 13 months in Iraq. He's 22 years old but says he feels like he's an old man, because of the injuries he received.
"I've seen a lot of really messed up things," says Trotto. "I do have TBI [traumatic brain injuries], hearing loss in my... more »