“My whole family was in the military so I have a big heart for [deployed Soldiers]; I know the sacrifices they go through; I’ve been through it,” said Mila T. co-captain, Washington Redskins’ Cheerleaders. “I just want them to know that people are still waiting for them when they return home.”
During her next deployment to Afghanistan in 2011, she used her military ingenuity to piece together a league to give something to the soldiers at Kabul Air Base. “We used what was available to us. We had a tennis court and volleyball court that we used.”
Following her deployment, Corrigan moved on to Belgium in 2012 where she kicked off her boots and laced up her quad skates and compete on an international level.
A traumatic brain injury can result from a blow to the head, a fall or an event that shakes the brain. Lt. Cmdr. Craig Carroll, a U.S. Navy neurologist at Role 3 Multinational Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, said the most important thing to do when a traumatic brain injury is suspected is to confirm it as quickly as possible.
The Rochester area will host the first Courage Games over the Labor Day weekend. From August 31 through September 2, active duty military, veterans and civilians will join together to compete in a variety of sporting events. The event is intended to heighten awareness of our military’s sacrifices and their courage in persevering.