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Free Massage 4 Combat/Disabled Vets

$620 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 27 months
Hello, my name is Steve Wills. I am a vet and massage therapist. I was lucky enough to be attached to a command during Desert Shield and Desert Storm that kept me stateside and safe. A friend of mine was not so lucky and was shipped to the Gulf.  He came back with a plethora of issues, PTSD being just one of them. I have opened a small massage studio in Birmingham MI a year and a half ago. I keep hearing about the many heroes returning home with physical and mental obstacles and think of my friend often. I realized the best way for me to give back is to give these heroes the attention they have earned, need and deserve. I am asking for donations to give these great men and women one-hour massages to assist in their treatment and recovery of the many disabling problems with which they returned home. The cost for the service is $50 per hour. My hope is to be able to give these soldiers as many as one massage per week. To break it down, the therapists, as many veterans themselves as we can staff, will get paid $30 per session. The remaining $20 will go to rent, laundry, supplies and other associated bills.  We would love to have any donations as soon as possible just to get the ball rolling and get feedback from our vets. The main reason this will mean so much to me is I get to be part of a solution that strengthens the very fabric of why we fight in the first place, and to create opportunity for powerful medicine, and to breed relationships so valuable you can't put a price on them! Not to mention the honor it is to help veterans with both a career and  a fighting chance to feel whole again. As far as how thankful I will be, I can not come close to putting it into words.
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I'd like to thank all of my donors for your compassion and generosity. We were not able to raise enough money to accomplish what we were looking to do; we did however learn from this experience and met some amazing people in the process.

I wanted to be able to raise enough money to hire two veterans to do massage solely on combat veterans and have the healing be cyclical. As it stands, I have 9 massages to do based on what we were able to raise and I will personally be doing these.

To honor the efforts of those who did give a donation, I'll be performing 10 one hour massages per month on ten different combat veterans. If any of you know a combat vet that might like to take advantage of this please have them call me @ 310-266-9735 so I can make arrangements.

Thanks again and I hope you all have an amazing day!

One last thing. Please remember that it doesn't have to be Veteran's Day to thank a vet. Please do your best to do even the smallest thing to thank a veteran!
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Thank you to everyone for a standout 2 months with your generosity and attention toward combat/disabled veterans. We have begun our healing with our first vet in last Thursday.

With direct coordination with the VA, American Legions, and other entities, we are unique and honored in our ability to immediately assist veterans in need. And they still need your help. Please help us continue this truly healing service and donate. A small donation means the world to the person it will be healing. Thank you again.
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Check out our article in GoodCrowd!
http://goodcrowd.info/massage-studio-begins-program-complimentary-heal-veterans-need/

You can be the change and difference in a hero's life. Make a contribution today.
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Healing through touch has powerful effects. For combat & disabled veterans, it can be everything, as it holds the ability to heal so many problems within one bodywork session.

For PTSD, massage can help insufficient sleep- which is associated with chronic diseases and conditions, such as depression and cardiovascular disease.
For disabled amputees, massage therapy works directly with nerve pain and can give liberation in alleviation.
The holistic benefit of massage can help eliminate other ways of coping, such as pharmaceutical pills or other substances.

When massage can give a person back a purposeful life, it is worth more than what will be given by a small donation. Please give what you can, even just a few dollars, and share our link.

Thank you
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$620 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 27 months
Created May 17, 2016
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Stacey Nelms
25 months ago
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Thank you for continuing to do wonderful things!

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Anonymous
27 months ago
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CB
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Carl Baytala
27 months ago
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My pleasure.

$100
Libby Wilson Liebig
27 months ago
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Thank you Steve for supporting and honoring our veterans with this service!!! And thank YOU for your service as well!!!

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Roberta Wilson-Page
27 months ago
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Love this, healing those who have served us!

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