A Charlottesville man's mission to help war veterans is garnering national attention. This month, Sean Gobin was named a 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero.
The retired Marine and University of Virginia Darden School grad started a program called Warrior Hike. Gobin takes men and women to "walk off the war" on the Appalachian Trail. Some hikes run 6 months, spanning about the same time as a deployment.
“It’s definitely a life-changing experience,” he said. “It really gives veterans the time and space to decompress from their military service and then also to process their war time experiences.”
CNN gave Gobin $10,000 for Warrior Hike. He is also in the running to win the $100,000 “Hero of the Year” prize."