provide newly injured service members, and severely disabled veterans, active duty veterans and their families the opportunities
and skills to return to as active and healthy a lifestyle as possible. We have found that the sooner a person returns to an
active lifestyle the healthier they stay, both mentally and physically. By giving service members a break from their medical
routine, and engaging them in activities they enjoy, we can help them avoid or reduce depression, and at the same time help
them learn to adapt and adjust to living in the "real world" with their disabilities. By partnering them with other
service members who have lived with the same type of injury, they can see that they can still have a full, productive life
after a devastating injury. There are also some subjects that they are uncomfortable discussing with their medical staff,
which they have an opportunity to discuss with others who have been in the same situation.