Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It Is Not Easier To Leave Them Behind

Think it would be easier without you here for your family and friends? Think again!

If I Could I'd protect you from the sadness in your eyes give you courage in a world of compromise, yes I would If I could.
I would teach you all the things I've never learned and I'd help you cross the bridges that I've burned yes, I would if I could.
I would try to shield your innocence from time but the part of life I gave you isn't mine I've watched you grow so I could let you go if I could
I would help you make it through the hungry years but I know that I can never cry your tears but I would if I could
If I live in a time and place where you don't want to be you don't have to walk along this road with me my yesterday won't have to be your way
If I knew how, I'd try to change the world I brought you to and there isn't very much that I can do but I would if I could.
If I Could Higher Ground, Miller, Ron / Hirsch, Kenneth / Sharron, Marti
February 6, 2016, Dan Rush left his Mom and Dad at the age of 26.
The family of 30-year-old army veteran Terry O'Hearn is holding a memorial service for him at the VFW Post in Antioch this Saturday. His mother Robin Kiepert wants to help other military families struggling to cope with PTSD.
This is a story that we begin at the end. July 23rd, 2015. Tom Young is struck and killed by a Metra train headed to the northwest suburbs. "He took his life," says Will Young, Tom's brother. "And, uh, the day after, we got a call from the VA that, um, a bed was available and then about 20 minutes later, we got a call from the suicide hotline returning his call."
As an Army medic, Ray Burnside was called upon to save many lives during two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to administering care that included performing emergency surgery on fellow soldiers in combat, he was credited with providing medical help to more than 4,000 Iraqis and veterinary services to 2,000 head of livestock. In the small hours of the morning on Jan. 27, nearly four years after he was honorably discharged and returned home to Santa Rosa, Burnside checked into a Santa Rosa motel and texted his mother, Lynnette Casey, that he had a rope with which to hang himself.
Maj. Troy Donn Wayman, 44, was found in his home in Nolanville, Texas, near Fort Hood. He was pronounced dead by Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, according to the statement from First Army Division West officials. Wayman's death has been ruled a suicide, according to the death report prepared by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. The report was released to Army Times via an open records request.
Don't leave your family and friends wondering what they could have done to save your life. Let them know how they can help!

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