Getting Fit for Good
Wrestling superstar-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is admired by men and women of the armed forces; he uses his stardom to raise awareness about issues facing our soldiers. Some of the most common issues that veterans of Middle Eastern conflicts face is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and mental illness, that can lead to suicide. Although the figures are hotly-debated, it is believed that about 22 veterans commit suicide every day because they don’t have access to the proper financial and medical help they need.
But there are a few celebrities who are advocating on the behalf of former soldiers at risk, and The Rock has decided join their forces. He completed a push-up challenge in order to raise awareness for vets in need and is recruiting others to the cause.