Wounded Warrior Project helps soldier find new purpose

Published On: Sep 18 2012 05:17:36 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 18 2012 05:18:38 PM CDT

Sept. 18, 2012: A program aimed at assisting America's heroes is making a difference in one soldier's life. Jennifer Reyna reports.

HOUSTON -

A program aimed at assisting America's heroes is making a difference in one soldier's life.

Paul De La Cerda, a staff sergeant entered the military in 2005 and felt like different person when he left

"When I got back, I forgot everything that was going on," he said. " I found out I had a traumatic brain injury."

He received the injury when his military vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

De la Cerda returned home, with help from The Wounded Warrior Project.

"I found out my disability wasn't the end, I'm still able to serve," he said.

Wounded Warriors empowered De La Cerda so that he could make his way back into civilian life. He found music soothing to his soul. He's the drummer for the Wounded Warrior band and now helps others.

De la Cerda is just one example of the many injured men and women who come home with a new battle to fight. Many of them have found a renewed purpose in life thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Brawny Paper Towels is supporting the cause. If you "like" them on Facebook, the company will contribute $1 to the program and an additional $1 to soldiers.

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