The Wounded Warriors Band consists of men and women who have injuries from defending our country. The band is part of a project for recovery, to give them something to live for. Each band member has a story to tell about how their experiences have led them to where they are at today. The Wounded Warriors Band have performed at many famous venues and with many famous singers over the years.
Tim Donley, the lead vocalist, has two prosthetic legs and has lost use of his right arm. He obtained his injuries in Afghanistan from a roadside bomb. Juan Dominguez was in Afghanistan when he lost both legs and an arm. Before he joined the military, Juan played a guitar in a metal band. He was severely disappointed when he found out he wouldn't play the guitar again. Now, in the WWB, he plays the drums, with a special attachment for the second drumstick. Josh Cawthorn, who plays the guitar in the band, lost both his best friend and his right eye when in service. He has a Purple Heart, and proudly wears a fake eyeball to show people that he is different.
Music is the best medicine for the guys in this band. It gives them something to focus on, something to strive for. "It's everything," said Cawthorn. "Emotional therapy, physical, whatever you can think of. It's the best." And as multiple members of the band have said, they haven't looked back.