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‘Valor Fit’ Transforming and Saving Veterans’ Lives
September 11th started “the war on terror” in the Middle East -- and left a new generation of veterans fighting their own battle at home. Troy Peterson’s PTSD and addiction nearly cost him his life in 2015. "I took a bottle of pain killers. I tried to overdose. I attempted suicide." Last year Troy told us how CrossFit helped him change his life. The response was overwhelming. The VA reached out to him, and so did local gym owners. The idea for a fitness-based non-profit for veterans started taking shape. “We thought, let’s get them in the gym and empower them," says Troy, "help them get confidence back and say, look what you’ve done through your effort."