Jim Terpstra is a Navy veteran who happens to be a very talented writer. For a reason he reveals in the video below, Jim became homeless, and while struggling to get his life back on track, contacted The Veterans Project about our mentoring program. Greg Miller, Robert Corsini and Jeff Norman agreed to help Jim develop and package his material with an eye toward launching a career as a comedy writer in Hollywood. In the meanwhile, he began to receive long-delayed compensation from the VA for his service-connected disability, and Jim is now living safely in a transitional residence in Los Angles. The video is based on an essay he wrote.