This is so incredible!
Twenty amputee kids from across the country get to go to a special camp each year — it's called the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team's Kids Camp in Louisville, Kentucky and it's exactly what it sounds like! AMAZING!
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is made up of military members who have lost limbs and so their kids camp is all about giving back and helping others.
They don't just teach disabled kids how to play softball, they want to imbue them with their motto:
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We love videos of soldiers coming home to their dogs.
But how about dogs coming home to their soldiers?
More than a dozen service members were reunited with the stray dogs that they cared for while deployed in Afghanistan.
Check out the above video for some sweet reunions with some cute pups.
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Ugh! So sad!
A new study published on Monday has found that a veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes!
Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military related suicide attempts have increased. In 2009 alone, 1,868 veterans of those wars attempted to take their own life!
It's not just the veterans either. Researchers found approximately one service member committed suicide every 36 hours between 2005 and 2019.
Study authors Dr. Margaret C. Harrell and Nancy Berglass concluded:
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