Watch Lt. Pete Scobell explain in a YouTube video the unseen injuries he sustained as a Navy SEAL. Consider a donation to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, “an organization that walks the talk.”
I couldn’t read emails, let alone write them. My wife would ask me to run to the grocery store and I would find myself sitting in the parking lot at work. I was taking six Excedrin a day in order to cope with my headaches. The herniated discs in my neck would keep me up all night unless I drank myself to sleep. I was exhausted all the time but unable to sleep. My absent mindedness was causing fight after fight with my wife, and in our final culminating battle before checking into NICoE, my wife said to me, “I hope you have PTSD, because if you don’t, I married the biggest a**hole in the world.”
-Lt. Pete Scobell, former U.S. Navy SEAL
That may sound a little funny, but it’s difficult to read Scobell’s words without becoming emotional. He—and thousands of soldiers like him—have made tremendous sacrifices in their service. So have their families. And they depend on organizations like Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to help them to recover so they can free themselves of the pain and injury of the wounds of war.
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NAPA is committed to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and its work to help heal soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and TBI. With your help, we raised more than $350,000 last year for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This year, our goal is even loftier. We want to help the fund with $1 million in donations. We need you to help us get there.
You can help in several ways. Through our “Get Back and Give Back” campaign, you can redeem a $25 rebate for any battery, alternator or starter you buy at a NAPA AUTO PARTS store or NAPA AutoCare Center. Each time a customer redeems a rebate, we donate $1 to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. You can also elect to donate $10 of your rebate to the fund, or just make a donation by text message: simply text “NAPA” to 27722.
Racing fans will notice a special Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund paint scheme on NAPA Racing cars this month. Both Martin Truex Jr.’s NAPA Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Ron Capps’ NAPA Dodge Charger Funny Car in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series are supporting the efforts. Make a donation, and encourage your racing fan friends and family to do the same.
Your help will make a difference in the lives of soldiers and their families.
Nick Palermo is a freelance automotive writer and NAPA Know How blogger. Since becoming an auto news and reviews contributor at AutoTrader.com in 2011, he has broadened his coverage of the automotive industry to include topics like new car technology, antiques and classics, DIY maintenance and repair, industry news and motorsports. A committed advocate for automotive media professionals, Nick is a member of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.