Almost one year ago I was placed in a situation that challenged my perspective on what was important in life. The physical, mental and spiritual challenges were the hardest things I have ever had to face. Luckily there were many who were there to support myself and my family. As a result of my challenges, I questioned every aspect of my life and began to prioritize what was important. Although I knew that family and friends were important and were an integral part of my life, I didn't realize how important they would be to my recovery. Unfortunately, everyone doesn't have the support that was given to my family and me.
As we move forward with our goal of thanking and inspiring the Veterans who have served, I would like everyone to understand that many of these Veterans have no one to inspire them or give them words of encouragement. Many have no family or friends to keep them going or to motivate them to continue the fight. All of these amazing Veterans should know that there are people who support and care about them. We ask that everyone take time to thank a Veteran for their service, and if you feel inclined to support our cause we will be forever grateful. We will always support those who have fought for our freedoms!