Hello, my name is Ryan, a 34 y/o Marine Corps Veteran from North Myrtle Beach, SC. As a pre/post 9/11 veteran I know firsthand how PTSD effects daily life and the lives of family and friends. We each have our own story and each have felt the effects of war but some see no other way, to take away the pain, than to take their own life. Veteran Suicide has reached an all-time high and this just isn’t acceptable. These men and women fought for us, bled for us, and some died for us. All so that we may live. Now that our Military veterans are home they need us to fight for them, they deserve our help, because it's the least we can do, for everything they’ve done for us. And just not our Military but our Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMS too. Most in Public Safety are former Military. So to raise awareness for Military and Law Enforcement Veterans with PTSD, in February 2015 I will embark on a 5,000 mile journey walking from the east coast of Delaware across the United States on the Great American Discovery Trail to the coast of San Francisco, CA. Along the journey I will photo document and video my progress. Seeking out America's heroes in small towns and cities. Interviewing Veterans and their families along the way sharing their stories of strength and hope on dealing and living with PTSD, with you the viewers. If we can, together, raise awareness, we can save the lives of so many of our Veterans.
Please donate for the journey and support for the cause! Thank You so much for your support!
I, Ryan Weldon, pledge that at the end of this journey I will donate all remaining funds, donated for this walk across America, To the PTSD Survivors of America (PTSDSoA) Organization.
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