Moms pay for veterans’ gym memberships

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A health body makes for a healthy mind, which is why two area moms are paying for veterans’ gym memberships. In the past year-and-a-half, this program has helped more than 40 veterans work out for free.

Julia Wilson and Jenny Lou Merrell started the program after their sons, Aaron Merrell and Tyler Wilson, took their own lives. They were both veterans struggling with PTSD. 

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