On this Memorial Day, I know we will all stop for at least a moment to remember and thank those brave soldiers who have given their lives in the defense of our country. If you’re interested, consider going one step further and check out a Kansas City-based organization called Warriors’ Ascent.
I became involved with this 501(c)3 group a couple of years ago and continue to do what I can to spread the news of the amazing work they are doing. You’ve probably heard the stats, but approximately 20 veterans commit suicide each and every day. And many thousands of others suffer from the daily impact of post traumatic stress.
Warriors’ Ascent was started by veterans who experienced things must of us have a hard time even imagining. They needed help and decided to start their own organization that deals with all aspects of healing: mind, body and soul. Their mission is to serve our nation’s warriors and first responders by providing them holistic, evidence-based healing for the mind body and soul.
I recently had the opportunity to attend part of the week-long healing program that is the core of what they do. Words can’t describe the experience. Let’s just say I should have brought Kleenex – mostly tears of hope and joy seeing lives being turned around.
I’ll keep this short as I could go on an on about the great things Warriors’ Ascent is doing, but I’ll let you check out their website if you are so inclined. And while we don’t want this blog to be a sales-platform, any small contribution to Warriors’ Ascent would go a long way and will positively change lives immediately.
I can never thank our warriors and first-responders enough. They give so much for each and every one of us every day. To those who have given their lives for our great country – job well done, rest in peace and God bless you.