Wounded Warriors – A Soldier’s Story

Robert Vallieres struggled to find his “new normal” when he returned home after serving in the military. An accident in Kuwait left him suffering constant pain from traumatic brain injury and internal injuries.

Wounded Warriors is Vallieres’ story of self-healing from crippling “invisible” wounds. He’ll bring his story in two separate sessions at Taylor Community: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Ledgeview Building’s Lake Room and Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Taylor Home. Both events are free and open to the public.

After clinics, painkillers and behavior modification pills did nothing to ease his pain, hope seemed to vanish. Then a local newspaper ad caught Vallieres’ eye—a bird-watching trip to see raptors in the New Hampshire mountains. Emily Dickinson’s poem sprang to mind. It reads: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune – without the words and never stops at all.”

His story of recovery offers hope to thousands of military personnel who suffer this physical and mental internal battle.

 

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