Through Hell and Back

It seems we all have something to whine and moan and complain about! August 30th, January 6th, Floyd, the southern border crisis, COVID-19 and the variants, defunding the police, taxes, gas prices, our environment, and food prices, and so many more things that we are surviving.  

But, we are still here, “one nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. As long as we breathe, albeit, sometimes erratically, we can do something about it.

I love our America, our military, and the blessings that we do have and share. Some have it rougher than others, remember to “count your blessings”. The richness of our compassion and our love of having the opportunity to be all that you can be, is here, more than anywhere else. It is truly our treasure. We don’t see thousands of people trying to out of our country, do we? 

My duty in life is to help as many veterans as possible that are especially war impacted.

I recently had an eye-opening Zoom meeting with a group called The Veterans Alliance which is comprised of 240 nonprofit organizations that provide support for veterans nationwide. 

The September meeting had a distinguished soldier guest named Shilo Harris. His story is truly inspirational. He was serving in Iraq and was nearly killed after he was blown up by 700 lbs of an IED explosive, while he was riding in his Humvee. 

Three of his buddies were killed, but, his driver and he survived. He had severe burns over 35% of his body. Ears incinerated, his nose, fingers, and the majority of his skin on his head/face, etc., were gone. 

He suffered in a coma for 48 days before he finally woke up. He thought that he could just get up and walk out of the hospital. When he realized what had happened, he was deeply depressed.   His loving father came in with a brave face, and asked his burned-up son, “What are you going to do soldier!  What are you going to do now, SOLDIER!

That is when he knew that he had to start moving or he would become and stay in a state of hopelessness. Years of therapy and 76 operations later, he now shares his story, his trials and successes to encourage other soldiers that are still lost in the dark.

Please watch the links that I have attached and look to picking up his book, The STEEL WILL!