“When Tom Willfong returned home nearly 15 years ago after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, he found few people in Macon County who were able to understand his experience.
Willfong was injured during an attack while on a road march. He broke his arm and now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder.
As a veteran, Willfong, 42, has met others who suffer from combat injuries including burns, missing limbs, as well as PTSD. “Talking about it relieves some of the pain,” he said.
Willfong was excited when he found Team River Runner, a kayak organization designed for veterans.
Jennifer Hahn is the coordinator for the Decatur chapter. She recently began organizing the group because of her desire to help veterans.”