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Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, San Diego, October 4-8, 2014

Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes

The mission of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort. They offer emergency financial aid, holiday gift programs, public outreach, and many other worthwhile initiatives to aid America’s servicemen and women.  I’ll be in San Diego from October 4-8, 2014 to join in this effort.

On October 4th, we’ll be at Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort for a special evening celebration to honor and raise funds to support severely wounded veterans. Come and join us!

Halo for Freedom/Fastrax Event, Middletown, OH, July 2014

Pictures from the Halo for Freedom/Fastrax Event

The Weekend to Remember in Middletown, Ohio is all about a local community coming together to welcome veterans home. The Fastrax  and Halo for Freedom volunteers sponsored tandem skydiving jumps, a shooting competition, airboat bow fishing, a balloon festival, a carnival for the community and kids, and finally a Cincinnati Reds game. I spoke to veterans about overcoming their own adversity, seeking help for PTSD, and tried to lead them to their own spirituality. I encouraged education and community unity. During my presentation, I spoke on my injuries, the loss, the recovery and finally the salvation I found in my journey from hospital bed to independence.

Wells Fargo Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, February 2014

Wells Fargo invited me to share my personal story of triumph over tragedy to illustrate how small changes in my life during my three years of recovery led to where I am today physically. I shared how I had to learn to walk again, how to feed myself again, and how to find a new career path. During my presentation, I spoke on helping veterans to start their own businesses by utilizing Patriot Express Loans in combination with Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

International Franchise Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2012

Pictures from the International Franchise Association Annual Conference

I was able to present to the International Franchise Association (IFA) with an audience of 3,000 CEOs, CFOs, and Presidents representing America’s best brands. I explained the core values and high standards each member of the military maintains in order to encourage the group of professionals to take the initiative to help these men and women who were willing to give all for their nation.

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