When I got out of the Marine Corp., adjusting to civilian life and finding out who I really was in general were challenges in themselves. I went straight to work in a prison and it was chaos every day. I did that for three years and just always knew I wanted more for myself.
I moved to San Diego and eventually connected with Todd Vance and started participating regularly with P.O.W. Things didn’t happen overnight. But I have learned and progressed so much over the three years that I have been in the program. During that time, I have encountered challenges with school, jobs, and very recently, the loss of my father. The love and support that I received from the P.O.W. crew felt great when I came back. Such a feeling is hard to come by; these people care about the well-being of others and have always been there for me. P.O.W. has helped me realize my potential as a person and as a whole, and be proud of who I am. It is way more than a group that just works out with each other a couple times a week. We invest in each other’s lives, we look after each other and we genuinely care about each and every member.
Marines, (7041) Aviation Operation Specialist
Deployments – Iraq twice