April 8, 2020

Welcome Home: About John

Welcome Home: About John

John served in Vietnam as a Marine, and is dealing with the effects of Agent Orange to this day. He has finally started receiving funds from the VA, and is using those funds to help support a school. Giving back is truly at the center of this soldiers heart. You will hear about his deployment, his job while stationed in Vietnam, how he contracted dioxins present in Agent Orange, and how he has made his journey one of peace and freedom. John lives at Sarge’s Place, a home for veterans in the small town of Forks, Washington, run by the incredible Cheri Tinker. If you haven’t heard of Sarge’s Place yet, please go back and listen to episode 5 to hear her story and take a tour of the incredible facility.

Every day in the United States of America, 22 veterans commit suicide. Every night, 40,000 veterans sleep on the streets. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is doing all it can do to combat this growing epidemic. They are a voice to our Congress, a beacon of light to our troops, and a source of pride to our nation as an entity that seeks to care for those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.


You can visit the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans at https://nchv.org


There you can scroll to find your own area or state, look through a list, and find a shelter for veterans near you that surely could use your support. That is exactly how I found Sarge's Place, and that is what this episode is about.


Gian Berselli is the founder of Astral Wolf Records. His mission is to share the voice and music of amazing people… and he believes that is real medicine. Gian has a certificate in Sound Healing, and his research extends to teaching effects of music and sound as a healing tool, especially for those with PTSD. The track featured on this episode is called Vocal Journey in D, from the album Journeys in Sound Healing, Volume 1, and can be found at the link below:


Gian Berselli: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0e3PsT3zT2KUalNVRpQtQt



Visit Sarge's Place on Facebook, and check out the amazing work Cheri and her team is doing. Give them a call at 360-374-5252.



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