David Callaway refused to admit that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The hundreds of pounds of extra weight he carried and the fact that he was unable to leave his home or hold down a job did little to make him realize he was in crisis.
The Army veteran, who had been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, now credits the Wounded Warrior Project with saving his life and family.
Callaway’s healing began when was invited to a WWP-sponsored sailing event on Lake Grapevine where he met other veterans. “I could let my guard down. It was therapeutic to be around people who’d had the same experiences and were dealing with the same things,” he said.
At other WWP events he made friends and met others facing even greater challenges. He received free counseling, training on how to interview for a job and is enrolling in an automotive training course.
This month, we are pleased to shine the light on many of the servant leaders making our community better and stronger. And we do this not just also to thank them, but to inspire others to roll up their sleeves and help in some way. To learn more about #LiveToGiveThisHoliday, click here.
President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.