Analysis: Exploded Opportunities: Brett Miller

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Exploded Opportunities: Brett Miller’s Story
If you've ever wondered what it's like to serve and risk everything for your country, Brett Miller is a good example to look to. When Brett Miller decided it was time to leave his seventeen year fire department job and join something bigger, he had a good idea about what he wanted to be. Brett says that “In 1998, I joined the Army National Guard because I wanted to pay for school, augment my income, and be a part of something bigger than myself. Training for wild land fire and training for military is very similar. I felt right at home” (Brett). Brett was called to serve in Iraq in 2004. He made himself believe and had to accept the fact that he might not be coming home alive. This was almost the case. While Brett was running through some security missions, a roadside bomb exploded. Brett remembers “a roadside bomb went off six feet from the door of our Humvee. I smelled sulfur and the sky went black. It all goes blank for me from there” causing him to suffer from a traumatic brain injury, brain bleed,
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Military veterans that have any type of stress about returning to a civilian lifestyle or any mental, physical or emotional injury are encouraged to contact the Wounded Warrior Project to receive the attention and advice that is required to live comfortably. On the Wounded Warrior Project website it states that their top priority is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” (WWP). It requires help from others that might not be directly involved with the WWP. They encourage anyone to host and event to raise awareness for the organizations and their mission. These events can be directed toward the community, a certain organization or group, or schools. However, serving this many veterans and finding the proper care to ensure they will be at their greatest does have a hefty cost

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