I AM NOT A VETERAN
However, my work and support of veterans has changed my life.
Anyone who knows a veteran knows you are not welcomed into the inner circle. As an outsider, you are only provided with some fluffy words and maybe an empty ‘hi how are ya.’
These men and women have earned their position, and so must I. I’m truly thankful that I have been given an opportunity to have earned that trust and cherish the fact that I am now in a position to help veterans in a meaningful manner.
Some of my closest relationships with vets started out as a borderline hostile interaction. These men and women didn’t want to trust me. It wasn’t anything against me personally. Too many broken promises had made them hostile to friendly overtures. These are the men and women I have come to help the most; the men and women who make me proud to be Canadian.
I have had my own struggles in my life; I remind myself everyone morning when I wake up of these stories. It gives me a spring in my step when I get out of bed because I know I am making a difference in the life of a cherished vet.
The stories of my veterans never cease to amaze me. Their dedication and perseverance is the most powerful motivation I’ve got to keep fighting for Canada’s finest and make sure they get what we owe them as a country. I see in them a resistance to ask for help, to take what they are owed. In a world of takers, I admire them for this. These givers continue to honour their service, their regiments, and their comrades without asking for anything.
I’m there to make sure they don’t have to ask and get what our vets are entitled too.
Please contact me today for more information on what I do and how I can help you or someone you love by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling me at: Phone: 226-678-1497