Funding for Photographic PTSD Book

$3,790 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 33 months
Melissa Baker  NAVARRE, FL
I am an Iraq war veteran with PTSD. I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember. Photography is my release. It is my healing tool. I have been wanting to start working on a photographic book about PTSD. I want to reach out to other veterans and try to help them heal the same way I am through the powerful images I can create.

I know first hand how very hard it is to talk about why I have PTSD. I always just tell people it is from my deployment. My goal is to reach out to other veterans with PTSD and through my photography tell their stories and hopefully help them heal some along the way

I already have many Veterans with PTSD that I have spoken to that are 100% willing to participate as they trust that another Veteran with PTSD will be honest and real with their stories.

Funding this project will bring light to an unspoken problem with today's veterans, including myself, and hopefully will reach other veterans not in participation to see that it is ok to share our stories, no matter how it's told!!
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Update 3
16 months ago

So I have had to put this on the back burner for a while due to my life changes and trying to get adjusted to the new life that I now have. I am 100% ready to get back on the ball with this!! Im halfway to my goal but still need to go further with this!! Take a look and if its something you think you want to support a donation or just even sharing this would make a world of difference!!! I am determined to get this done!!!
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Update 2
31 months ago

Thank you all so much for all you have done so far!! We are HALF WAY THERE!! Woohoo!! Lets keep this going and see if we can get ALL THE WAY by the end of February!! If not we will just keep trying!! Thank you so much!! I am beyond thankful for ALL of your donations!!
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Update 1
33 months ago

Thank you so much for all those who have donated so far! I would love to get this started in February. That is my personal goal!
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Melissa Thurber
32 months ago

I was a medic. Thank you for the words of encouragement! I will keep pushing everyday! This is my dream and I believe I can start healing more and more every day and help others heal as well!!

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Bombdog Hamilton
32 months ago

What was your MOS ? Mine was 11bravo two tours 66 67 78 I also am an award winning photographer who lives through my photographs keep fighting for reality from the demons of war

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Ian Barr
33 months ago

You da bomb doc, keep up the good work!

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$3,790 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 33 months
Created December 17, 2013
LD
$100
Luke Dupuis
16 months ago
NH
$50
Noah Hutto
16 months ago

Good luck for a good cause!

KT
$10
Kelly Tonini
25 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$150
Anonymous
25 months ago
KT
$10
Kelly Tonini
26 months ago (Monthly Donation)
KT
$10
Kelly Tonini
27 months ago (Monthly Donation)
LZ
$20
Laurie Zalig
28 months ago
AJ
$30
Amber Johansen
28 months ago

God Bless you for serving our country. What has been taken from you, God will restore. I appreciate you and your efforts to honor our veterans.

KT
$10
Kelly Tonini
28 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$5
Anonymous
28 months ago
Melissa Thurber
32 months ago

I was a medic. Thank you for the words of encouragement! I will keep pushing everyday! This is my dream and I believe I can start healing more and more every day and help others heal as well!!

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Bombdog Hamilton
32 months ago

What was your MOS ? Mine was 11bravo two tours 66 67 78 I also am an award winning photographer who lives through my photographs keep fighting for reality from the demons of war

+ Read More
Ian Barr
33 months ago

You da bomb doc, keep up the good work!

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