After serving in the Army for 9 years, U.S. Army Sargent Jeremy Jackson was medically retired due to the gunshot wound to his upper left arm while serving in Iraq.
After returning home, Jeremy felt like his life was spinning out of control. Between the several surgeries to try and fix his arm and hand and not having any positive outcomes, to suffering with chronic PTSD and struggling to leave his home, Jeremy’s self-esteem and physical health were depleted.
Jeremy couldn’t wait to get his life back on track and found Catch A Lift Fund, an organization that uses physical fitness to help wounded veterans start and maintain their healing process, mentally and physically.
Catch a Lift Fund was started as a memorial to Cpl. Chris Coffland and founded on his lifelong philosophy that through physical fitness you can achieve your highest potential for a healthy mind and body.
His dedication and mindfulness to physical fitness was part of a daily regimen his entire life. Everyday Coffland would say “I’m goin’ catch a lift”; his way of saying, he was off to the gym.
Many more wounded post-911 service members are in need of home gyms to regain their mental and physical health. Many can’t easily leave the house or aren’t ready to be in public gyms, especially our vets with cases of PTSD.
Catch a Lift Fund and GiveCorps have teamed up to ensure that more people like Jeremy are given the opportunity to get their lives back through daily access to their own home gym.
After receiving his in-home gym, Jeremy said, “I can’t express my gratitude for this opportunity to be able to get my life back in my own home and not have to worry about going in a crowded gym to do so. I can’t wait to see how much I can achieve.”
Your gift to Catch a Lift will provide daily access to the tools and resources that wounded veterans need to stay healthy. There is no better way to honor our post-911 service members this Veteran’s Day. Let’s make it happen!