Navy Region Southwest Selected August 2021's Navy Wounded Warrior of the Month
October 14, 2021 | Story by Megan Trexler | Commander, Navy Installations Command
WASHINGTON -- ABE1 Christopher Bracey was selected as the Navy Wounded Warrior of the Month by Navy Region Southwest for August 2021.
Nominated by his Non-Medical Care Manager, LT Katelyn Briscoe, Bracey has been enrolled with Navy Wounded Warrior for almost two years. In that time, he has had to overcome many obstacles on his road to recovery, all while continuing to serve at Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Outside of work, Bracey is currently on writing a book, plans to travel the world, and grows in own fruit and vegetables in support of his health.
Bracey’s life motto is “health is wealth.” Bracey shared, “Like most people you really don’t think about your health until something dramatic happens.” On January 10, 2020, Bracey was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer, that had spread to his liver and lungs. “Hearing those words was devastating. I just wanted to curl up in a little ball, but I couldn’t accept that, shared Bracey.
Bracey knew being sick wasn’t his calling so he began to do research. Through lifestyle changes, Dr. Sebi’s, a Honduran herbalist, regiment, and chemotherapy, Bracey now feels full of life and ready to hit the ground each day ready for the day.
Bracey shared that his doctors told him that they have never seen anyone respond so well with just chemotherapy. “I had stage 4 metastatic cancer… Today I only do a maintenance chemotherapy infusion once a month to keep the cancer cells away. I am pushing to be off chemotherapy completely by the end of the year.
Navy Wounded Warrior is the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen and providing resources and support to their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually-tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors’ recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities.