Anthony Ameen & Wings for Warriors

Categories: Making a Difference
Date: 3 Dec 2014 14:43

UPDATE: February 15, 2015

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We are honored to partner up with Wings For Warriors to design an awesome new SAYiWON’T Challenge Tee to help raise money for those in need.

We met Anthony “Doc” Ameen, the founder of Wings For Warriors, a few years ago and we knew that it was an organization that we wanted to be a part of. Wings for Warriors is a volunteer driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to help ensure that our combat wounded Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans returning home, or transitioning into the realm of their disabilities, are getting the adequate healthcare and financial benefits that they deserve.

“My name is Anthony “Doc” Ameen. I served as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy from 2002-2010. I was severely wounded in combat in 2008, while operating in Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion/7th Marines – 1st Marine Division. 30+ surgeries later…

The lower 1/2 of my left leg was amputated, reconstructive surgery to my left hand and fingers, and countless operations were performed to save my right leg, along with the mental and emotional suffering from PTSD, etc.

With that said, I understand and know firsthand what these wounded warriors are facing on a daily basis with regards to their recovery process. As for their benefits, it is not an easy task to make certain that all of the entitlements that are promised to them are met and delivered in a timely fashion. It is extremely stressful and draining for wounded warriors to make a dozen phone calls and/or emails a day to track down their benefits all while they should be focused strictly on their healthcare, recovery, families, etc.

That is why I decided to establish Wings for Warriors. It is my hope that through the activities of this organization we can provide a helping hand to the many wounded veterans dealing with struggles along the road to recovery similar to my own.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. I wish all of our wounded warriors nothing but the best, because that’s what they deserve! These wounded warriors fought for us… It’s time we fight for them.”

Anthony states “SayiWon’t means that there isn't anything that I can't do if I carry the will to do it.  It's a motivational creed that all of us should live by and should apply to our lifestyles.

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. - 1 Corinthians 10:13

The biggest challenge I've had to overcome is the physical and emotional recovery from being wounded in combat.  It's a daily challenge, but after 6 long years, it get's better with each given day.  I constantly remind myself that the burden and weight was a challenge that I accepted, and I wasn't raised to give up.  One of the most rewarding ways I have been able to persevere through my recovery is by meeting other wounded Veterans through my non-profit organization, Wings For Warriors.  I've had the pleasure of meeting them all over the United States, and when I meet some that have been put through the ringer more so than I ever did, and to not hear them complaining about it - It puts everything into perspective for me.” 

-Founder/CEO -Anthony “Doc” Ameen

Proceeds from this new tee will go to help wounded Veterans returning from war. Together we can help show them that they can! 

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SAY I WON’T... WINGS FOR WARRIORS… AND I WILL. 

Watch Anthony's Story Here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjVyinCSkTA

 

Original post: April 19, 2013

Anthony Ameen - Founder of Wings for Warriors, a volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in support of combat wounded military service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Their Mission is to provide necessary tools, insights and resources for wounded veterans as they go through the recovery process and transition into new realities. 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Ameen was wounded in combat 7-21-2008, Afghanistan. We asked Anthony if he could describe himself in one word what would it be... he answered "determined". SAY i WON'T! For more information on Wings for Warriors and how you can help, please visit their website at http://wingsforwarriors.org/

 

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