Eventually, he turned to the Lone Survivors Foundation, which helps wounded veterans return to civilian life, offering retreats to service members diagnosed with combat-related PTSD and their families.
“He was deeply committed to the notion that our nation’s veterans have access to the peer support network and resources they need to manage the impact of their time in the service,” said Beau Teal, owner of CrossFit Burlington, where Miner was a trainer.
He also developed a workout for veterans battling emotional wounds, designing it to take 32 minutes as a way to remember the 32 veterans who either attempt or succeed in committing suicide every day, Amy Miner said.
His new mission was getting help for others suffering from PTSD, making a Chicago TV appearance to speak about the Lone Survivors Foundation and telling his story at a gala to raise money.
After his life ended, Amy Miner committed herself to continue his work.
“He was and still is my everything,” she said. “I promised him I would never give up on him.”