Saturday Spotlight – Jesse Frewerd
Chapter: Milwaukee, WI – Midwest
Member Since: 2016
Motto: “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
Why Did You Join Team RWB?
“I joined Team RWB because I was looking for something, I didn’t really know at the time of joining- but it was a community; my tribe. Like-minded individuals who care about each other. Prior to joining, I was in a really rough spot in my life, and Team RWB was a big part in pulling me out of that.”
What has Been Your Favorite Event or Experience with Team RWB?
“My favorite experience with Team RWB is just getting to know people. Sharing stories, laughs, and just being present with one another. I like to think we create environments, especially in the smaller settings, where people feel open to sharing things that they might not have otherwise, and that’s where real connection happens.”
How do you serve your community?
“I serve my community by being a mentor for some of the younger Veterans within our community. Sharing some of my mistakes, as well as my successes, in hopes that they can avoid some of the mistakes I have made along the way, and really capitalizing on those successes.”
What Inspires You?
“I find inspiration most frequently in people’s resiliency. Whether it’s recovering from a loss of a loved one, to overcoming an addiction; especially with the right support network and community behind us. We can achieve great things just by being ourselves and investing in others.”
How Has Team RWB Impacted Your Life?
“Team RWB has impacted my life by providing me purpose, enriching the lives of our veterans and the community that surrounds them. I also don’t think I’ve ever had such a great of a friend and support network that I do now. We care and support each others dreams, aspirations, and goals. Not only that, we also know that we have others that have our backs when we need it most.”
What Would You Say to Someone Who is Thinking of Joining Team RWB?
“I’d say to them that this organization can really change your life for the better, mentally and physically. Maybe you’re new to an area, or you’re just looking for something new, Team RWB is a welcoming, engaging community. We want our members to make a difference in each others lives.”