I just returned back from a TFD event in the Grand Cayman. All I can say is WOW!!! I had the time of my life. I got to see old friends and make new ones. TFD continues to go above and beyond to help injured SOF personnel. The event not only takes you away from the everyday struggles of injuries, but they allow you to feel apart of something more. You move at your own pace and you push yourself to your own limits. There is no Dr. asking you a ton of questions, just you and your brothers making it happen. Everyone suffers and struggles in their own ways. When you are surrounded by your brothers on your left/right; for that moment no matter how long it is you feel safe. You know that your brother has your back and you have his. Everyone has a list of injuries from PTSD, TBI, gunshot wound, amputation, etc but when we are all together we are NORMAL... We are one team striving for the same goal. We talk, we laugh, we cry. We salute our brothers/sisters that have made the ultimate sacrifice and we continue to strive to get better. We share stories that only "WE" would understand. We make jokes about each other that make you laugh out loud in the middle of a crowd. "SCUBA STEVE is dressed already"..."Did he get bit by a SHARK.... Can you please stop doing Cheetah flips Air hog"......."Here goes Muscles"......LOL!!! These moments can't be made with a pill, a shot or surgery. Memories like these do provide HOPE. It's moments like this that keeps us from the evils that we think about each and every day. TFD continues to make these memories for many of our injured SOF operators and I am honored to be apart of such a humbling organization. Thank you TFD.......
Just returned from an event Task Force Dagger (TFD) and SOCOM coordinated. I did not ask to go, if you had asked me how I was doing I would of told you I was just fine. However, I wasn't fine and I didn't know it. My caregiver knew I wasn't well, she had noticed I hadn't left the house in about 4-5 months. I was exhausting her, this wonderful lady is always worried and caring to a point of fatigue. She needed a rest, I needed to get out. She knew TFD could help and the people would keep an eye on me. As I said she worries to the point of fatigue. The event was a dive trip to get your next level of diving certification. We had a group of guys that made me feel as if I was with family. You could challenge yourself and know those around you were looking out for you. Not only did I get out of the house I was thriving in a way I hadn't experienced in a long time. I have a new skill and confidence that I hope will continue to get me out of the house and my spouse some rest.
Love, Support, Friendship, Caring, Encouragement, Challenging, these are a few words we would use to describe TFD. They are leading the way in how to assist wounded veterans and their families, to include recreational care, emotional care, and cutting edge therapies to better the lives of injured veterans. We would like to thank Keith and Keline for taking the time to invest in our family.
Mentally, Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually, you have motivated so many, to do so much, with so little. Your organization is a reminder of the good in people.
Rick and Kristine
When my unit refused to give my wife command sponsorship I was forced to purchase my wife's plane ticket out of pocket, this put a financial strain on my family. Task Force Dagger came in and covered the cost of the ticket. Thank you for your support TFD.
I am so grateful to have been assisted and cared for without any hesitation when I felt all was lost. Thankfully the TFD Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to help those in times of need for families in their dark hours. I can not say or thank them enough for what they have done for my family. The contacts and people involved with this Organization are among those who hearts seem to have no boundaries for the care to do whatever they can, if they can. Thank you Task Force Dagger.
I'm not an SF guy but I have received outstanding support from Task Force Dagger. They have been most generous in supporting myself and my good friend Chuck Taylor (7 SFG). TFD provided transportation on a few occasions to support our excursions out west to participate in outdoor programs.
MSgt, USAF (ret)
As a 100% disabled veteran we all begin the new year striving for new goals, new dreams, and a better quality of life. We do the best we can one step at a time, one day at a time.
With a new year comes a new set of challenges, struggles, and daily battles for ourselves, and our brother's on and off the battlefield.
Those of us who have experienced the unconditional love, genuine caring, and generosity of Task Force Dagger Foundation in order to make it through the harshest storms know what its like to feel alone and think there is nobody out there willing to help.
Each one us has a unique testimony that, when heard, reaches and helps countless of soldiers and families in need.
As the days of this new year go by, I encourage everyone reading this to help support, in any way, the Task Force Dagger Foundation. This foundation is truly a blessing and has been established for a great purpose.
My deepest gratitude and most sincere thanks to TFD. May this new year bless you with increased generosity, support, and growth.
Continue to be the bright beacon of light for all those in need and are struggling in the dark.
I am an active duty Special Operations soldier with over 19 years of service and countless deployments. Throughout my service I faced many challenges and struggles on the battlefield. Today, I face struggles on a different battlefield, my day-to-day life. What was once second nature has been lost. My struggles now begin with the simple task of getting out of bed, a task impacted by the physical and emotional constraints which have resulted from the compounding medical conditions I now face as a result of my service.
I have been diagnosed with Central Nervous System Hyperactivity/Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Severe Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Disorder, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Polyneuropathy multiplex, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Severe Hypersomnolence and Insomnia, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, HHV-6 and the list goes on.
Due to the complexity of my case, most of my health care needs are unique and are rarely covered by insurance. Recently, I needed some specialty therapy equipment and within 24 hours of sending my request to the Care Coalition, Task Force Dagger was there to cover the cost of the items I needed.
TFD is truly committed to helping service members and have proven to me that they stand by their words “dedicated to providing immediate assistance to Wounded, Ill, injured” and “assists the service member's recovery from wounds or injuries sustained in the line of duty”
As we give thanks on the Veterans Day to all those who have served, I give special thanks for the support and generosity of Task Force Dagger helping all those who have served and are in need.
I would like to thank Task Force Dagger and all of those who support this Non profit for their tireless efforts in assisting the needs of our SOF members and families. TFD was instrumental and essential in ensuring that the family of MSG Childress were able to attend his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery this past October 2015. Through their tremendous efforts they ensured that his family could travel and had closure as well as ensuring that a member of our SOF community was honored appropriately. TFD dagger provided lodging and transportation for the family and for Eric's transportation to Arlington. They also paid over $5,000 dollars in expenses. I want to personally thank the foundation for their timely and immediate response to the family.
This organization bent over backward to make things happen and find the money to support the family of my friend, Eric Childress, a Green Beret. There were many complex situations and nuance problems, and Keith David helped overcome all the barriers. I am very grateful for all their patience and assistance.