Welcome to May and Comments for a Cause on It’s Just Life. Another month has come and gone and if you are like me April FLEW by. Whew. This past month I highlighted Camp Robin Rogers as the cause for the month and you all did not disappoint me with your many comments. Thank you so much.
Camp Robin Rogers falls under The Arc of Allen County Ohio and is a great place for folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities to go for fun and recreation. Chris’s brother, Carlton, was probably one of their most enthusiastic campers in his younger years and the family designated Camp Robin Rogers as the place where memorial gifts for Carlton were to be sent. I am thrilled to report that Chris and I will be making a donation of $250 thanks to your comments on my blog posts this month. I would also like to take the time to thank each and every one of my readers who has taken the time to express condolences, send cards and messages of love and support as we mourn the death of our special Carlton. It has truly touched our hearts and we are so grateful for the continued prayers and love sent our way. This donation comes from the heart and we are so happy to be able to share with other campers a tiny bit.
Our military mean a great deal to our family especially since Chris was in the Navy. I think anyone has been a part of the military life has a special appreciation for individuals who serve. Even though Chris was not in for “life” it was a really great experience for both of us and we have friends that we made during those years that we still count as our best friends over 35 years later. Bonds are formed that are very strong and the family feeling remains long after the service is over.
This coming month I will be highlighting the well known Wounded Warrior Project. I know a lot of my readers know about it already but here are a few facts taken from their website to help explain.
WHO WE AREFrom WoundedWarriorProject.org
Every warrior has a next mission. We know that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different.
We are here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission.
WHO IS A WARRIOR?From WoundedWarriorProject.org
Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You are our focus. You are our mission.
Here, you’re not a member – you’re an alumnus, a valued part of a community that’s been where you’ve been, and understands what you need. Everything we offer is free because there’s no dollar value to finding recovery and no limit to what you can achieve.
WHY NOW?From WoundedWarriorProject.org
More than 52,000 servicemen and women physically injured in recent military conflicts. 500,000 living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. 320,000 experiencing debilitating brain trauma.
Advancements in technology and medicine save lives – but the quality of those lives might be profoundly altered.
The numbers speak for themselves, because not every warrior can. With the support of our community of donors and team members, we give a voice to those needs and empower our warriors to begin the journey to recovery.
I love their mission and their website is full of stories of warriors and their families and experiences. Please make sure to check out their social media links at the end of this post.
One of the reasons that I chose this charity this month is that our family suffered another loss recently. Chris’s youngest cousin, Kirk Moyer, passed away in February. Kirk was proud of his career in the Air Force and of his expertise on the F-16. After his successful career in the Air Force he continued to work in the civilian sector using those same skills and talents. Kirk’s family chose the Wounded Warrior Project as the place where memorial gifts were to be donated and I would truly love to honor Kirk’s memory by making it the recipient for Comments for a Cause for May.
Please join me this month on It’s Just Life and know that for every comment on any post made during this month Chris and I will make a 50 cent donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Kirk A. Moyer who served his country well. Thank you in advance for all of your support and comments.