Jennifer Carazo joins us to discuss The Sugar Bear Foundation’s fundraising effort in support of TAPS on June 4, 2017 in Encinitas CA.
The Sugar Bear Foundation supports a variety of non-profit organizations that support Gold Star Families and is named for Jennifer’s husband, LtCol Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo who was KIA in Afghanistan in 2010.
Pat Horan, CPT US Army (ret), and his wife Patty Horan joined the program to discuss what it is to live with a traumatic brain injury. In a candid interview we cover:
Part 1: Pat’s career, how he was wounded and how Patty was notified.
Part 2: Rehab, Patty talks the pressure of researching & choosing facilities for follow-on rehab
Part 3: Living today, finding purpose in life and the frustrations of not being able to read and to write.
When asked about how his life is Pat responded “Every day I wake up and the first thing I do is thank God I’m still alive, that’s the greatest thing ever. The second thing is Patty, everything she’s done since I got hurt is just incredible, putting me back together was because of her.” An incredible story.
We chatted with the Founder of the Sugar Bear Foundation, Jennifer Carazo, whose husband, Lt. Colonel Mario Carazo, was KIA in September of 2010 when his Cobra helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Since her husband’s death, Jennifer has become involved with various organizations that assist the military and families of the fallen.