Established in 2006, Hope For The Warriors™ upholds a legacy of care for the wounded which began in October of 2004 when the reality of sacrifices given in the line of duty took a personal hold on co-founders and friends, Robin Kelleher and Shannon Maxwell. It was at this time that Shannon's husband, LtCol Tim Maxwell, was severely wounded in Iraq after shrapnel from a mortar attack left him with a traumatic brain injury. Strengthened by the support of friends and family and an unwavering determination throughout recovery, a mission of advocacy began on behalf of Wounded Warriors and their families, whose network of support may not be sufficient or accessible as warranted by their injuries.
The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors® actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet.
On their own, our service members and their families are awe inspiring in the face of their disabilities and hardships - courageous and resolute. However, it is with the support of a grateful nation that they remain unfaltering in their determination and find hope and purpose beyond recovery. As a united support network, all individuals, whether of great or small means, can find an opportunity to honor those who have willingly sacrificed to defend and protect our freedom.
To accomplish our mission, we have designed special programs that allow and encourage community involvement. We invite you to take part in the inspirational lives of these young men and women and make it known that they never stand alone.