Cease Fire- Suicide Prevention

$2,867 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 15 months
Hello, and thank you all for viewing the fundraising campaign for Cease Fire's website project.

My name is Nathan Ryder. I am the co-founder of this organization, along with my comrade and brother Thomas Counihan IV, and I am a combat veteran of the United States Army's 2nd Infantry Division.

Last year, while working as Scuba and Surf instructors on the island of Oahu, Tommy and I were overwhelmed with an idea to further our recovery from our own combat experiences and injuries, by helping others find and retain a healthy passion. We have both found that our passions for extreme sports and outdoor recreation have been the most effective means of therapy available to us, and we are sure that it will help others as well. 

Cease Fire seeks to provide customized equipment for adaptive athletes with disabilities, as well as specialized adaptive training and regional community events throughout the year, that keep our members up to date on the progress we are making. Most importantly, these events are meant to ensure that our members are interacting socially with other veterans, and taking advantage of the support the veteran family is willing to provide.

Currently, Cease Fire is seeking $5,000 to fund the construction and optimization of a website and fundraising platform of our own. Any excess funds will be put directly toward our next fundraising campaigns goal. 

You may find us on, and contact us via Facebook @CFvets, or by typing Cease Fire in to the search engine. Thank you for stopping by!
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Cease Fire cofounder Tommy Counihan is back in the sky, brushing up on his flying skills! Between our individual hobbies and professional certifications, and the amazing network of people we have met along the way, Cease Fire is ready to get our veterans actively involved in a recreational community of their choosing!

ALL we need from you is your group effort in getting our first campaign funded! Click the link and watch Tommy's inspirational story, donate what you can/if you can, and share, share, share! Thank you!

~Cease Fire~
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Big News! We broke the $2000 mark early this morning! $2900 to go and we can start making a difference in the lives of our comrades! Help a fellow veteran find an active hobby they are passionate about, and get them involved in the veteran community. Click the link and share our story!

(Photo: Veterans from all branches of service diving together in "The Sea Cave" on the South Shore of Oahu)
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Keep up the excellent work everyone! We are still sitting at around $2,000 and need to keep this campaign rolling! Even if you can't donate, please share so other veterans know our name and our mission!
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40% complete! In just five short days, Cease Fire has raised nearly $2,000 from 30 donors, and our campaign has been shared 400 times on Facebook and is considered to be "trending" by GoFundMe! The numbers speak for themselves. You all are amazing! Keep up the good work!

If you use Twitter, if you use Instagram, you can share the link there as well, and potentially access more of those veterans and veteran families who need us. Copy and past this link, with a few words of encouragement for those who want to support us!
Http:\ www.gofundme.com/ceasefireveterans

Thank you all so much!
~Nate
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$2,867 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 15 months
Created June 8, 2017
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10 months ago

I learned that more than 22 veterans commit suicide every day. This astonishing fact is even more heartbreaking when you realize that is more deaths than ALL of the combat missions around the world. This Veteran’s Day, I’d like to support a Veteran’s organization in a way that I hope will encourage others to reach out as well. Today I’m donating $122. For every 22 consecutive days of donations I will add $22 to my original donation until this organization’s goal is met. (After 22 consecutive days of donations I will donate $144. After the next 22 consecutive days of donations I will donate $166. Next 22 = $188 and so on). I hope that those of you reading this comment will share this with all the people you know. Pay your love forward. Money is a means to an end and though I’m asking you to donate money, this isn’t about money. It’s about something so much more. Please spread the love, share the news, update your friends and family. Pay it forward. Keep fighting, Cease Fire.

$45
Anonymous
10 months ago
$45
Anonymous
10 months ago
MP
$100
Michael Pickens
14 months ago

I don't donate money too often but this is a good cause good luck guys

$100
Jason and Donna Collier
14 months ago

Happy to help such a good cause.

RC
$100
Robin Cushing
15 months ago

Tommy - This is great! I can't wait to see where this takes you and other veterans.

$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
JB
$50
Janet Buck
15 months ago

God bless our vets - and God bless the USA!

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