Real-life Wonder Woman helps veterans recover through exercise

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MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR) -- One woman, who many consider a real-life superhero, got recognized for her work to help veterans and her community.

Warner Brothers Pictures and Studio Movie Grill started a national campaign to find real women who are superheroes in their communities. They found one in Bismark, North Dakota.

Thea Jorgenson is a real life Wonder Woman who helps veterans get their lives back together.

"She does so much for this community. She is so positive, and such a positive source," said Larissa Harrison, Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) member.

Jorgenson was one of 12 women picked in a Warner Brothers nationwide search to find "real superheroes." Overall, 700 women entered for a chance to win.

The National Guard member owns her own studio, where she works with veterans through an organization called Team Red White and Blue.

"Those people that are struggling, they don't have their battle buddy or someone to talk to that has that same thing. Team Ted White and Blue brings them back," said Theresia Hersdh-Fode, Team RWB Bismarck chapter captain.

The organization connects veterans with their community through social and physical activities.

Jorgenson juggles that with her studio and is preparing to start a mentorship program for girls who have been bullied.

"She just donates so much of her time. And I know she just loves not just Team RWB, but loves being in the national guard," said Brooke Morgan, Team RWB member.

Jorgenson flew to Dallas and walked the red carpet premiere of Wonder Woman.

"We really, really want to make an impact in our community. For me, that's the greatest thing about owning my own business. Is that I don't have to just serve myself." said Jorgenson.

But when she returns, she'll continue to build the bodies and shape the hearts of those around her: no lasso needed.

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