This morning on my lengthy haul into work there was a woman that was following behind me for most of my trip. As we reached each stop light I glanced back and watched her struggling with her neck. After several miles I realized that this driver was having uncontrollable seizures of some type. My first reaction was saddened that this woman was having to drive, possibly to work with this condition, then my next thought went into the fact that someone was driving on the road with uncontrollable seizures that were throwing her head and neck in many different directions while she was driving. This started to scare me and then I realized that, she probably has no other way to take care of whatever the issue she has and she still has to work.
The reason I bring this up is because many months ago I cam to the realization that with all of the medical issues I have, there is someone out there that has it worse than I do and my job as an American and as a Veteran is to do all I can to take care of them before myself. If I am not helping others than how do I get the message a crossed that we need to help others. This country was founded on this very principal, to help those in need and come together as one nation under God.
I was told the other night that I was doing amazing work with Veterans and all the work that I am doing is making an impact on the Veteran community. That I may not see it from where I am, but its making an impact. At first I took that as a compliment and said, “I am a soldier first, my mission is Veterans.” I then realized that if I can’t see my impact from where I am then its not a big enough impact. What else should I be doing to make this impact bigger and heard further?
I need to reach more, do more, speak more, tell my story more, tell others stories, ride more, reach more veterans. We all need to do more. There are so many people out there that do all this stuff.
I was reminded Monday of this:
I am a Father of 3, Husband, I Work a full time job, help run a Motorcycle Ministry, I Work for CVA, I am a full time College student, and I still find time to take care of fellow Veterans and everyone that needs my help. Out of all of these, I am a Veteran First helping other Veterans. My job is never finished until I see ever Veteran receiving the health care they deserve and I will never quit until I see this United States unite again as a country under God. We all have a long road ahead of us. What path are you going to choose? The hard climb to success or the easy road that your on now.