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Archive for May, 2012

Everyone in our nation has been impacted by the war on terror. Everyone knows someone who has served in combat. Everyone knows families who’ve been impacted by the traumas of this war. Everyone knows that these men and women return with emotional wounds, having survived near misses and experiences that many of us would not be able to handle.

We have no idea what the daily grind is like for our combat soldiers unless we've been there with boots on the sand.

These are real problems. The statistics on PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) differ according to the agency reporting on them and their bias. These differing statistics, however, do not erase the fact that these problems exist and they are not going away without people willing to sacrifice their time and energy to come alongside those affected.

It’s time to be proactive. So many of us need to get involved. Our vision for what we want to do is geared toward a very simple mission: We want to offer wounded warrior’s and their families what they need for physical, emotional, spiritual, and social healing. Bottom Line: This is all about saving lives.

Our servicemen and women served honorably laying their lives on the line, now we come alongside to fight for their lives and the lives of their family.

If a soldier returns with PTSD and emotional issues that keep them from functioning in society, they need the chance to receive the therapies that will offer them new life. The suicide rates for those returning from combat are growing at an alarming rate. Click here to read a recent NY Times article on this subject Without hope, many are choosing to end their lives at the full bloom of their youth. There has got to be a better way.

Here is our line in the sand: “Will we all do whatever it takes to attempt to save these precious lives?” Even if it’s just one life that’s saved, one family that’s affected, we will have been successful. All the effort. All the planning. All the tears. This is nothing compared to the blood, sweat, and tears poured out by our servicemen as they served in the sand.

As we continue with our mission, be sure to check back and read the stories of those who’ve been rescued… and pray. Consider how you can become involved. Every bit helps. You, too, can save a life.