Sharing Our Model
On May 11th 2010, a group of our disabled Israeli combat soldiers came together in Seattle with wounded soldiers from the U.S. Ft. Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion for a day of connecting, learning and healing. It was a day none of the soldiers will ever forget. The connections that were made between the US and Israeli soldiers were so powerful that in December of 2010, a Washington State delegation of injured soldiers, accompanied by the State Attorney General and other leaders spent a week in Israel visiting Brothers for Life and learning about our model. The trip was life changing and as a result upon their return the US veterans decided to start an organization in Washington State based on the BFL model and honored us by asking for our support.
Since then we have done joint programs both in Seattle and at the Ground Zero in New York with the U.S. veterans from the Wounded Warrior project.
In October of 2011 our executive director was honored to receive the Washington State outstanding achievement award for a non- service person aid to Washington State Veterans.
Recently BFL has reached to British Injured soldiers as well and we hope to establish a similar relationship. We would be humbled to share our model with injured soldiers from around the world.