Retired Staff Sgt. Matt Lammers holds the hand of his wife, Alicia, before the swimming competition at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Clearwater, Fla. Alicia has been Matt’s official caregiver for nearly eight years, but she was cut from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ caregiver program last December.

Retired Staff Sgt. Matt Lammers holds the hand of his wife, Alicia, before the swimming competition at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Clearwater, Fla. Alicia has been Matt’s official caregiver for nearly eight years, but she was cut from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ caregiver program last December.