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Hope For Soldiers Returning Home

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THE STORY:

I come from a military family and have encountered many soldiers returning home with emotional disabilities that limit and sometimes even prohibit them from returning back into society on a normal level.

Just this past Memorial Day 2010, my dear friend Isaac, killed himself, shooting himself in the head with one of the many guns in his collection, at the young age of 26. According to Army reports, June has been the highest month so far for soldier suicides and they expect that to increase.

Barely 18, Isaac had decided that the military was his best chance of survival from the crises he dealt with every day. Highly intellectual, he always had a very analytical look on life.

Isaac remained in the military for approximately 6 years, serving both the Army and than a private military sector because it paid more. Anyone who believes that private militarization is a good idea, please do your research. He loved serving, and was right in the front line, seeing disasters that we can only imagine and was a highly decorated soldier at a young age. Visualize seeing dead men, women, children, dogs, and livestock scattered about as you walk through a blasted out city, crumbling buildings, and snipers everywhere, and your only protection is a wall of clay brick when an attack starts, which could last for hours, even days. While we sit in our comfy chairs and sleep in our comfy beds, soldiers are lying on dirt and concrete floors.

We think these men are fine when they come home, where they are safe, but they are anything but safe. They are not safe from themselves, their own minds. They have been put back in society, such as a prisoner is, and are expected to function normally after seeing and living in a completely different reality.

We as American citizens, who value our freedom, need to step up and make awareness for all that soldiers returning from warfare are not exactly prepared for society. By ignoring the problems of PTSD and their effects on soldiers, we will have more and more soldiers like Isaac killing themselves, others, or forever living in a mind tortured with pain and suffering.

Patriot Outreach is dedicated to helping individuals such as Isaac. Let's reach out and help support their mission and support their cause. I know that everyone out there has met a soldier whether you knew it or not. Just picture that soldier out in the field fighting for his/her life, so you don't have to.

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  • Amanda Darby

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  • Abby S

    $10

  • The Karl Daniels family

    $50

  • Karen Sedlow

    $20

  • todd erickson

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  • Michael Glentz

    $20

  • Felicity Zakshesky

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  • Rich French

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Donor Comments

Rich French

Rich French

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Felicity Zakshesky

Felicity Zakshesky

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Michael Glentz

Michael Glentz

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

todd erickson

todd erickson

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Karen Sedlow

Karen Sedlow

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

The Karl Daniels family

The Karl Daniels family

DONATION: $50

To all the soldiers fighting the war within themselves. 6 years ago

Abby S

Abby S

DONATION: $10

for Jonathon and Chris. We are so happy to have you home Jonathon and Chris i hope you will come home safely and soon! 6 years ago

Amanda Darby

Amanda Darby

DONATION: $10

Great project, glad to help x 6 years ago