OUR MISSION

Inspired by a Warrior

and dedicated to the Warrior in all of us.
Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel

Warrior for Life, Inc. is inspired by and created in loving memory of Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel, a loving son, wonderful brother and passionate friend.
A graduate of West Point Academy in 2006, Andrew was a Special Forces Captain and while serving his third deployment, was killed by enemy fire. He is the recipient of 3 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Andrew was honored to be doing what he was doing and said of his position, “Leading soldiers is, in my humble opinion, the most utterly compelling, demanding, and rewarding experience a young man could possibly have."
Andrew was positively impacted by his sister's passion for Yoga. Through Warrior For Life, Inc., Andrew's sister, Mary Keel, intends to positively impact other veterans in Andrew's honor. His legacy and memory will live on through the work that will be performed in his name.

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Meet the team

Mary Keel

Founder

Toni Keel

Team Member

Michelle Cejas

Team Member

Laura Ortiz

Team Member

CONNECTING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE

Healing Powers of Yoga

Raising awareness of Post Traumatic Stress by connecting Veterans and their families to the healing powers of yoga, the outdoors and community engagement.

EDUCATE

Post-traumatic stress (PTS) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

HEAL

At least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have PTSD and/or Depression. Recent studies have found that yoga can decrease stress and help move people away from negative and traumatic thoughts.

PRACTICE

Through Connected Warriors Inc., free yoga classes are offered weekly to service members, veterans, and their families.

Warrior For Life, Inc. is dedicated to raising awareness of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and associated conditions by connecting veterans and their families to the healing powers of yoga, the outdoors and community engagement.

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CONNECTED WARRIORS

Connected Warriors is a national community-based volunteer organization that offers FREE Trauma Conscious Yoga Therapy to Service members, Veterans, and their Families.

Their goal is to support, improve and facilitate the well-being of Veterans, Service members and their Families in communities nationwide and overseas by providing effective wellness programs at no charge.

OPERATION WETVET

Operation WetVet is a Miami-based organization dedicated to helping disabled veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI create new memories in a safe, calming environment centered around camaraderie and water activities. Operation WetVet is a Veteran run 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Miami, Fl and currently working on their Proect Therapy At Sea Program which aim is to get Combat Veterans that suffer from P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) together to enjoy a fun day of fishing and therapy along with a highly qualified counselor.