Former NFL linebacker helps train disabled veterans


A former NFL linebacker who has worked for years training disabled veterans is featured in a Starbucks series produced by Howard Schultz.

David Vobora played with the Seahawks in 2011 – his last season in a four-year NFL career. After battling an addiction to painkillers, Vobora started a gym, training elite athletes.

His focus changed when he met Travis Mills, a former Army staff sergeant who lost all four of his limbs to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Mills is one of five surviving combat veteran quadruple amputees from post-9/11 wars.

The following is part of a story from Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a former Washington Post editor who is now a storyteller for Starbucks and co-producer of the company’s Upstanders series.

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