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Wounded Warrior Project
October 14, 2012 @ 12:00 am
With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they achieve new triumphs. WWP was the recipient of the 2012 Dole Leadership Prize. Wounded Warriors, a WWP advocate/caregiver and WWP’s executive director, Steven Nardizzi, joined us at the Dole Institute for an interview discussion and awarding of the prize.
U.S. Army sniper Shane Parsons was prowling for IEDs in Baghdad when he pointed a Humvee down a desolate street to check out something that seemed out of the ordinary in a place marked by oddities of warfare.
What happened next would send him on a challenging six-year journey to the Dole Institute of Politics at The University of Kansas, where he offered a poignant recitation of life from injury into survival aided by the Wounded Warrior Project. The organization’s contributions to Parsons and thousands of other veterans making the adjustment to the civilian world on Sunday earned it the 2012 Dole Leadership Prize.