Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One last donation before the new year

This woman, Marie Exley, is a war veteran from New Jersey who served two tours in Iraq. She returned home in July and faced considerable challenges reintegrating to civilian life.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has had ill-effects on Soldier and changed the story of our entire relationship.

Whether you support the war, give a damn about Soldier, or not... others are affected and you could be too... without even realizing it. You, like I was, could be collateral damage to the wars these veterans continue to play out in their minds, even after they return back to the United States. Would you have been able to tell that this woman was a veteran of two tours in Iraq? Just by looking at her?

Consider donating to this cause as one last taxable donation for 2008. Or click on another link on my sidebar to send a care package to a soldier you don't even know.

Thanks to all of you for your unending love and support this year. I wish you all the best of happiness, love, joy, peace and unlimited abundance for 2009.

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year! Hope you make it a great one.

  2. And as the clock strikes midnight, and the loud noises begin...

    I am reminded of the correlation between loud noises and PTSD.

    I have had to try to type this so many times....but still glad I had a place to come and "dump" it this year instead of internalizing it as more stress....

    For whatever the reason...yes, it sucks.

  3. Happy New Year T....

    Thank you for posting this.


  4. You are stunning and sound very nice.I hope you and your family Have a very happy new year.

  5. May 2009 be filled with much joy, happiness and love for you and your family, T. Happy New Year!

    Be well.

  6. Having been in the airforce during Vietnam I have seen what it can do only we didn't call it that.
    All the best to you and your family for the new year T.

  7. Thanks for posting this. Marie - thank you for your service!


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