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Denver Morris

Denver Morris

“I now know that transitioning vets and former professional athletes have lost their identity and sense of family. Now my confidence is much stronger, and if I’m having an emotional moment, there’s someone at MVP to help me get back on track.”

Elliot Ruiz

Elliot Ruiz

“By 2015 the VA had done everything possible for me. I needed more help than physical—I missed the camaraderie I had in the Marines. I asked myself: ‘What’s the next thing or goal to drive me?’”

Oren O'Neal

Oren O'Neal

“As a former professional athlete, people tend to see you in a certain way and don’t really respect your daily struggles, but MVP is different.”

Dustin Beluscak

Dustin Beluscak

“Because of everything I've been doing, I was able to get off all the medications and for the first time in years ,I feel like myself. MVP gave me a family and I’m smiling again.”

Jonathan Neves

Jonathan Neves

“With the MVP peer support he has already received, I want to help any new members seeking additional advice and guidance at MVP.”

Heather Clark

Heather Clark

“Sitting in on the group talks after the workout really helped me put a lot of things of my own life into perspective.”

Matthew Shepherd

Matthew Shepherd

“We all go through situations in life that are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging when we find ourselves overwhelmed and drained.  MVP is about embracing the obstacles, finding the confidence, coming together, and sharing experiences with fellow veterans; knowing that we’re not alone and having a safe place to find courage and bond amidst the chaos and uncertainty.”

Dustin Holcomb

Dustin Holcomb

“I've now found the family and camaraderie that I've needed since leaving the military.”

Jarrod Bunch

Jarrod Bunch

Being a part of "MVP" gives retired athletes and retired veterans the ability to interact and share experiences and stories of what it's like to be removed from such an influential part of  his or her life, and be expected to live like any other, "normal" person. Whatever "normal" is for us, we figure it out together.