Sara Talks about Vines & Vibes
August 26, 2018
Having served in the military for 14 years, Brian has missed more than half of his 10 year old and 5 year old sons’ lives. He has been living with chronic PTSD and other physical issues from his years in combat. After 20 months of therapy with the VA, he was ready to move forward with his life and be present for his wife and kids again. When he saw that Green Day was playing at a venue nearby, he knew that was the perfect way to bring his family together again. While he was deployed, listening to music together was how they connected, by Skyping and listening to their albums for hours on end. Brian wrote to Do It For the Love and asked if we could help with this important step on his road to recovery, and we were honored to oblige!
After the concert, Brian wrote to us again to let us know how the evening went. “Let me first and foremost say THANK YOU! Not only did you fulfill one of my dreams, but it also occurred on my son’s 11th birthday and it was his first concert. To share that with him and my family was an experience of a lifetime. The laughter, the smiles and the connection to my family is something I haven’t been quite able to do in the last 2 years.”
“Your organization came into my life at the right time. My struggles with PTSD had driven me further down a hole than most can recover from. I was no longer being the father I should be, nor the husband my wife needed. My days were spent isolating and ruminating in my thoughts. Do It For The Love has uplifted my spirits. The experience of the concert is one that will not soon be forgotten, but even more, is the fact that there are organizations that truly care about the struggles families deal with. Alexis provided me the care and compassion that I have truly haven’t experienced. It always felt like my family and I came first. She has left such a positive impact in my path to recovery. Once again, I cannot express my gratitude enough. Do It For The Love has restored my hope, my willingness to recover and become the husband/father I once was. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”