When Scott Lilleyâ€™s Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, he woke up in a military hospital in Bethesda, Md., with a traumatic brain injury and a bookbag next to his bed. Inside the bag was nothing special â€” just a pair of socks, some underwear, T -shirts and various toiletries.
But for many soldiers returning from war, these are the only material goods they have with them. And Lilleyâ€™s parents, Roswell residents Frank and Jolene, havenâ€™t forgotten who gave it to their son: the Wounded Warrior Project.
â€œYoung men come back across the ocean in only a [hospital] gown,â€ Frank said, shaking his head. â€œBut thatâ€™s what got us through the whole thing: knowing that people care.â€
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