Wounded Warrior Project Focuses on Parent-Child Relationships

Krishen Iyer formerly served as the CEO of Iyer Health Shield and now operates a real estate development firm in Fresno, California. To give back, Krishen Iyer supports several charitable organizations, including Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which provides support to service members and veterans who have sustained physical, mental, and emotional wounds, as well as their families.

Understanding the importance of nurturing the sometimes-strained relationships between service members and their children, WWP organizes events meant to facilitate reconnection, such as a recent beachside camping trip. The event allowed veterans and their children to build campfires and pitch tents together while also engaging in friendly competition. By establishing a comfortable setting, WWP aimed to open lines of communication as the veterans go through their healing processes. 

In the busyness of everyday life, responsibilities can get in the way of true connections. By taking veterans and their children outside of their normal routines, WWP helped break harmful patterns and establish new, healthy ones.

WWP frequently organizes events such as this to encourage healing and teach veterans and their family members about the other programs and services available to them as they heal. These events are also meant to build camaraderie among the wounded warriors themselves.