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Auburn veteran starts company to support wounded warriors

What's the most important step you take during a journey? Many people would say it's the first step; for others, it's the final step.

For Auburn native Jay Roberts, a former nuclear submariner in the Navy and a competitor at the Invictus Games, it's the next step — whatever step it takes to keep moving forward in life.

That philosophy helped Roberts overcome a life-changing medical diagnosis, which ended his dream of becoming a submarine officer, in order to eventually take that next step: Owning his own business, Sapere Coffee, which donates 100% of its profits to charities for veterans like himself.

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