The Lone Survivor Foundation was established in February 2010 by Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell; awarded the Navy Cross after his actions during Operation RED WINGS which he describes in the NY Times best-seller, Lone Survivor, the Eyewitness Account of Operation RED WINGS and SEAL Team 10. His experience serves as the catalyst for the formation of the Foundation and his vision to give back to those who serve.
The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded warriors and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.
Overseas deployments and combat action can take a serious toll on everyone involved – from the men and women on the front lines to the friends and families who wait patiently for their loved ones to return home. America’s Armed Forces are asked to perform at exceptionally high standards in the most demanding circumstances and that service demands incredible sacrifice, dedication, and in some cases debilitating personal transformation. Transitioning to post-military life, whether wounded in combat or simply adjusting to the civilian sector, will often cause difficulty for the service member and his or her family. The unfortunate reality for many service members and their families is that life changes after the loved one returns home and the effects of their experiences begin to manifest in negative ways. In short, the normalcy of life prior to their service may have been lost forever.
Therefore, the Lone Survivor Foundation is here to help America’s Wounded Warriors and their families adjust to the effects of their experiences and help them transition into what may be looked at as their ‘new normal’ – providing an understanding and acceptance of who they are as a person, a family, and a community.
Please take a moment to learn more about this awesome foundation. Together we can all help our brothers and sisters, and their families, who have sacrificed so much for all of us.