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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?’”

Bobby Wise

Bobby Wise

“A lot of people don’t like to talk about their military service for a variety of reasons—possibly because of survivor guilt, showing signs of weakness or feeling guilty for never firing their gun. Emotional trauma doesn’t go away until you process it and you can’t process it until you talk about it, and if you don’t talk about it, it’ll just fester.”

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.”

Andy Saldivar

Andy Saldivar

"It's okay to cry, to reach out for help and support from your battle buddies, the VA, and other family and friends.  Remember you're not alone and you're not broken."

Bruno Moya

Bruno Moya

“As a veteran who finally started working through his transition, he found MVP a place where he could let out his frustration on the bags and mats, have positive conversations in the fireside chats while simultaneously encouraging those who were just starting their transition.”

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.”

Steven Passmore

Steven Passmore

MVP came into my life while I was at a low point. Early 2017 I had very little self-worth, I only identified with my faults and shortcomings, and I had absolutely no purpose. Though I appreciate and have come to cherish the views, perceptions, and experiences of my brothers and sisters in arms, it was the experience of Ryan Leaf that made a lasting impact on me. I respected and admired Ryan's honesty, integrity, and humility. I too wanted to write my comeback story, and I said to myself, "If Ryan Leaf can fall from grace in the national spotlight, and mount a comeback, so can I."

Dustin Holcomb

Dustin Holcomb

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