When a veteran saves a child,
the child saves the veteran.
American veterans served in an endless war that resulted in over 150,000 civilian casualties, including women and children. Clinical research examining veterans mental health and resilience, identifies these morally injurious experiences (MIE) as the greatest predictor of suicide among combat veterans.
The data further indicates that voluntary service plays a vital role in renewing a sense of purpose among veterans. Through volunteering to assist children wounded by war, veterans find closure with their traumatic memories of combat. The results of this strategy can be seen in the mission archives below: