Red's attitude towards his recovery is similar to that of Hospitalman Katriana 'Kat' Durakovich, staying patient and positive.
Kat, an archer, suffered a severe stroke from complications with ulcerative colitis while stationed in Guam. The stroke left her paralyzed on the right side and unable to speak. To this point she's endured countless physical and speech therapy sessions to get to where she is today.
Because the use of her right hand is still limited, Kat shoots with her teeth. But she's used what some would consider a drawback and turned it in to an advantage. She learned that she shoots much better this way.
"At first it was terrifying, but I actually prefer it now," Kat said. "The improvement was almost immediate when I switched. Not to mention I don't have to worry about slicing my nose off. It's mind-blowing to other people. When I describe it to people, they can't even imagine it, but here I am doing it."
Archery is a long way from the hospital bed that Kat said she once felt tied down to.
"It felt like prison in my own brain. I was screaming in my head to get anything out. It was difficult at first, but it all came slowly," she said. "I'm proud of myself. I knew that if couldn't get a word today, I'd get it tomorrow. If I didn't stand up today, I'd stand up tomorrow. I never allowed myself to quit."
As all of these athletes continue to train to take home gold in this year's Warrior Games, they've all already succeeded in something much greater- recovery.