Monday, May 30, 2016

22 Kill Pushup Challenge

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Every day in this country 22 veterans commit suicide.  That statistic is unbelievable to me.  I never served our country. I've never been to war.  I can only imagine the sights and sounds these brave men and women endure while ensuring our freedom.  

I was recently challenged to participate in the 22Kill Pushup Challenge.  It's quite simple if you consider what members of our military are asked to do on a daily basis, whether deployed overseas or working here in the United States.  Each day for 22 days do 22 pushups.  The group's goal is to reach 22 million pushups.  Together we can do it.

My dad, grandpas and uncles served overseas.  They all came home, although my uncle was injured in Vietnam.  I have many friends who were a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  I do the 22Kill Challenge in honor of them and their safe  return.  I also do it to help raise awareness about a problem we can all work together to fix.

This goes out to anyone who is suffering, it's okay to get help.  It is not a sign of weakness.  If you need someone to talk to there are professionals out there. Veterans and families in an immediate crisis can call 1-800-273-8255 and press "1", or text 838255.  There's also an online chat available here.

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