Volunteer Spotlight: Jenna Grotler
Jenna and Jeremy Grotler have been married for 11 years. Jeremy is a Marine veteran. They married after Jeremy’s second deployment to Afghanistan in which his life changed dramatically. He had multiple mental health diagnosis, along with drug and alcohol abuse. Jenna read books, wrote letters, participated in anything reasonably healthy to take her mind off of her life.
“I was working for Upstate Warrior Solution at the time as their Social Worker and I loved my job! They are an amazing organization that deeply cares and emotionally and physically invests in their clients and staff. This organization helped me cope with my life tremendously and they knew little of my reality. In 2016, our marriage spun out of control and I asked my husband to leave our home for good. Within the two weeks he was gone God found Jeremiah and radically changed his heart! Since then, we have a better marriage than we’ve ever had and two more children. I chose to resign from Upstate Warrior Solution after our second child was born to stay home and raise our children. I love my family at home and my family at Upstate Warrior Solution.”