Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wounded Warrior Project Spotlight - Healing with a Paint Brush

Recently in the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Tampa, Florida office, wounded warrior Andrew
Larocca and artist Craig Todd worked together as this masterpiece took shape during art therapy. Andrew has participated in art therapy for several years now, assembling a small gallery of pieces at home and creating hope for his loved ones.

Andrew's father and caregiver Dave Truman said, "It is so much more than brush strokes. It feeds the brain. Andrew has gained so much confidence through art therapy. He hasn't been able to talk since his injury seven years ago, but he started vocalizing about three months ago. I strongly believe he is regaining some of his speech because of painting and music."

Independence programs work with wounded warriors, families, and caregivers to develop individual goals and a plan to accomplish them. The program connects warriors to their communities and meaningful activities, like art therapy, to aid in recovery.

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