Having lost my son from the results of Afaghinstan/Iraq war, The group has supported me and my husband with love and support!
This group is about helping families of love ones that have been lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan War.
It is not just for the heros that died there, but for the heros here, who whether accident or self inflicted due to their PTSD.
We all need support and our group is some one who is willingly to listen and care.
We all suffer losses differently, but to know someone with similar experiences helps!
Our Vietnam Veterans chapter has been working with Being There Reaching Out for the past 4 years to help them financially with the great work that they do for the Gold Star families. To see the help and support they give to the families through a variety of means makes us want to be able to do even more. Bringing the Gold Star families together helps them work through their loss and gets them in touch with others who have experienced the same loss. I wish there had been a similar organization in the 1960's and 1970's to help the families of some friends I lost so they would not have felt so alone.
I took part in a walk/run fund raiser they had last summer. A number of families who lost a loved one were there. I can't image loosing my son in Iraq or Afghanistan, but if something was to happen I would hope Being There Reaching Out would be there for me. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for what you do.