By Mike Bush
St. Louis (KSDK) - Every weeknight during the Olympics we're giving away $500 to some community gold medalists, people who are making a difference.
On Thursday we honored the man who started a place called Camp Hope.
In June 2006, William "Mike" White woke to every military parent's nightmare.
"You don't anticipate anything like that. You just can't. You can't even think about it," he said.
His son, PFC Christopher White, was killed by an IED in Iraq.
The father and son enjoyed hunting together and so it was that White came up with an idea of how he could honor his son's sacrifice.
Through donations and the help of volunteers, White and his wife Galia started Camp Hope in Farmington, Missouri. A place where wounded warriors can hunt, fish, and enjoy the great outdoors, free of charge.
"My initial thoughts was just being able to teach people with one arm, one leg, one eye, whatever injury they might have, that they could still get outside and enjoy the outdoors," said White.
In the last five years, soldiers from all across the country have made the trip to Camp Hope and White already has plans for expanding the camp.
"We're honoring all our fallen by helping our wounded. I mean, that's what we do and that's what we're gonna continue to do," he said.