Robert Herald

ROBERT Hope

I was raised in a small farm town in Illinois. I went to college at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee where I met Joyce Shumaker at a coffee shop. After graduation I went to work for IBM in Rochester Minnesota and continued to visit Joyce who was completing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

We married and have two sons, Matthew and James. Matthew is a Psychiatrist near Milwaukee and James is a Walgreens drugstore manager in Colorado. After 28 years as an Electrical Engineer for IBM, I took early retirement and went to work for Hewlett-Packard as a database manager and a data analyst.

I worked for them for ten years and then retired. Joyce and I enjoy traveling and watching our two granddaughters, Asha, 7, and Noelle, 5, grow and learn. I am happy and excited that I met Catherine and Hope For Trauma. It has taken me out of the easy life of retirement and given me a challenge, a goal and a purpose.

Terry Aiken

As a global social changer and motivator of humans for more than 30 years, Terry Aiken develops, implements and evaluates life’s situations for organizations, communities and individuals. His passion is to help guide others towards living healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives: How can you make a difference today? What needs are we called to fill? Terry believes great things can be accomplished by average people that are moved by a passion to fulfill their purpose and provide something of value to others in both professional and personal life.

High Point College aka High Point University afforded him a quality education with a personal touch. He completed a B.A. in Human Relations and an American Humanics (non-profit management) Graduate Studies in 1986.

Terry is a connoisseur of classic movies, cooking and eating Italian foods with family and friends. Travelled to Germany, Australia, Canada, Italy, and cross-country through the United States has made this Brooklyn born and Yankees fan a renaissance man.

Life’s Quote: The joy is in the journey!

John Hammer

“Imagine yourself volunteering to serve our country and finding yourself in the middle of The Gulf War when a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on top of a 5-ton truck hits you in the head.
Meet John Hammer – USMC survivor TBI.”

His face was forced into the ring mount. His teeth cut through his lower jaw and he fell about 10 – 12 feet on his head and ended up underneath the truck.
Today, he still struggles with balance, hearing, thought, speech and sleep disturbances.

“I bought a trike to ride a get active with my family again after talking to Catherine. It gets me outside doing something because I don’t like public places that are too loud and too bright.” – John Hammer USMC

Mike Cross

Mike Cross

“Imagine yourself volunteering to serve our country and finding yourself in the middle of The Gulf War when a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on top of a 5-ton truck hits you in the head.
Meet Mike Cross – USMC survivor TBI.”

His face was forced into the ring mount. His teeth cut through his lower jaw and he fell about 10 – 12 feet on his head and ended up underneath the truck.
Today, he still struggles with balance, hearing, thought, speech and sleep disturbances.

“I bought a trike to ride a get active with my family again after talking to Catherine. It gets me outside doing something because I don’t like public places that are too loud and too bright.” Mike Cross USMC

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