Jon shared this tweet on Veteransday this year. So I wanted to take the chance and inform you a little bit more about it.
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Yesterday, today, always, the sacrifices made by the men & women of our Armed Forces will always be remembered! Thank you David & Suzanne for sharing this story & for all you do with @SoldierCareProject ! On #VeteransDay, I want to share the story of this young Marine. He is the reason there is a SoldierCare Project. An IED may have taken Casey’s legs, but it did not take his remarkable spirit. The resulting PTSD may have taken the core of who he was, but it did not take his singular sense of dark humor. The impact blast may have taken and aged a vibrant brain, but it did not take away Casey’s control – choosing to end his own life when early Alzheimer’s revealed itself at 22. Sweet sleep brother. Casey hated being everyone’s hero, the dog and pony show for photos and feel good donations. He was just looking for where he fit into the world. He craved a space where he was free to be all of himself. He longed for authentic and present and real. And so the SoldierCare Project was born. Our first outreach to this special Marine transformed into hundreds of Marines and vets and spouses, and we have been joined in the circle all these years later by remarkable kind people who instinctually understand the outreach. Thank you to our most recent family @ryaneggold @blakedaflake @whitjohnsontv @thenewgroupnyc and the cast of Cyrano for stepping up and continuing the legacy. Welcome home is an action, not a slogan.
The SoldierCare Project is a humanitarian outreach to wounded and PTSD veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts. Welcome home is an action!