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Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship

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Hello all, My name is Eric, and I represent Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, which is a nonprofit that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We help families of fallen patriots from all branches of the U.S. armed forces.

Video: Two Boys' Song of their Dad and Deployment

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My husband works with a government agency and was assigned to work in Afghanistan for a year. My two boys and I wrote a song, called "September 1st" because that was the day that he had to leave, about how they felt being left behind. I made a video using real footage. It's on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiuWj2Rpo6c The song is a story of hope, love, courage and forgiveness.

Warrior's Children, A Healing Book for the Families of Vets

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I have just published an eBook on Amazon called "Warrior's Children, A Healing Book for the Families of Veterans". It is only available in eBook format, but, it can be read on any computer or smartphone. Please go to my website for more information including the book link and a link to the Amazon Reader. You don't have to own a Kindle. It is priced at $2.99. It is only about 50 pages--no bloat. It can be read by older children and spouses of veterans to get a better understanding of PTSD.

PTSD and Holidays

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My husband came back from Vietnam in 1966 with PTSD when it was not supposed to even exist...

New! PTSD Help Book for Families/Loved Ones: LOVE OUR VETS

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My name is Welby O'Brien and I am the wife of an awesome vet, who happens to have PTSD. I have written a book with the help of many others who love our vets, that has just been released and is really helping many! LOVE OUR VETS: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD. It is available anywhere books are sold, including Amazon, etc. Please visit our website http://www.LoveOurVets.org for more info as well as ongoing blogs for those of us who are the loved ones.

Commissary / Exchange Deals and Discounts!

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For over 25 years, we have worked creatively to bring specialized savings and consumer promotions directly to the active and retired Military families worldwide via an array of in-store coupons and displays.

If you've shopped the Commissaries through the years, you have undoubtedly benefited from the additional savings these programs provide in the form of at-shelf coupons and other discount display offers.

Scared mom

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My son is a 7-year Marine vet who is now working as an independent contractor in Kabul, Afghanistan. He usually works 3 months on and home with his family one month. He is a helicopter mechanic; however, I learned he mans the gun on the helicopter and was shot at that just missed him and has been in a helicopter crash. He tells me I don't want to know what he does but he loves it. I am now so terrified I can't sleep or eat. He's my only son. How does other people cope with this? I am not a religious person and I just can't get my head around it.

Becoming Spouses Caregiver

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I'm starting the process of "officially" becoming my husband's caregiver, he has been out of the Army for a little over a month. He has tested positive for both the PTSD and TBI screenings and I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed. He can't even shave himself without cutting himself! I'm just so aggravated with myself for feeling so overwhelmed. I have our 19 month old son, recently dropped out of school so I could attend to him. On top of it all I'm pregnant with out 2nd child.

Exploring the Impact of Deployment on the Military Couples

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There is a teleclass being offered on August 21st on "Exploring the Impact of Combat Deployment on the Military Couple" that you can call into to participate on from your phone. There is no fee for the training. More details are at http://www.breakthroughconference.ino. Please feel free to share this information with folks that might be interested in joining the call.

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