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PLEASE HELP A VETERAN HOMEOWNER TODAY!
American Culture Council, Inc. has formed a video production company with 2 other nonprofits, called, WARRIOR HOME.
Our 1st video for Warrior Home involves USMC SSGT, Ret. Anthony Medrano.
Anthony, now 35, was injured by an RPG in Iraq in 2003.
For years he suffered with PTSD, and severe physical injuries from the RPG attack.
This Rocket Propelled Grenade hit within 5 feet of the jeep that Anthony and 5 of his cohorts were in, on their way to an offensive position. They never made it.
Although no one was killed, the physical injuries they all suffered were healed in about a year, but their psychological suffering lingered for more than a decade.
Anthony was one of the lucky military personnel that managed to survive until the effects of PTSD were diminished through counseling, work, family, and attempting to have a normal life after such an abnormal experience.
Anthony's family, his wife, Rita, and their surviving 3 children, suffered right along with him - when he was depressed and self-medicating, the family stood by helplessly, wanting to help, but not knowing what to do for him. They all nearly lost their way because of his wounds and this horrific tragedy.
According to VA studies, we know that 20 Veterans a day commit suicide.
Anthony Medrano, determined not to be a statistic, endured years of suffering before his symptoms finally diminished to the point where he actually got his life back...until.....
While hanging on to the end of their rope through this ordeal, the famly suffered the worst blow imaginable - through a devastating tragedy, their baby drowned in their pool.
Several years later, Anthony heard that my charity refurbishes homes for Veteran homeowners, and he contacted us. All he wanted was to
have the backyard pool destoyed. This same pool claimed the life of their 16-month-old son, Juanito Cruz Medrano.
Anthony just wanted the pool destroyed - they needed so many things, but once their son died, the family would never again go in the back yard. So he contacted American Culture Council, and asked that the pool be destroyed.
It took several years before we found a contractor who would volunteer to destroy the pool.
Eventually, we not only destroyed the pool for the Medranos, but we re-built their entire back yard, and created a memorial for Juanito, the baby lost in the pool.
This link is to a small section of a video we made of the entire demolition/rebuild process. The full-length video will be shown on a local TV station shortly.
For now, please click on this link and watch this short video.
If you want to do something to help Veterans like Anthony, then please CLICK ON THE RED DONATE BUTTON and send us your best contribution to help other Veteran homeowners. We have countless applications from Veteran homeowners, each of them desperate to fix their homes.
Video link here: https://vimeo.com/196041103
Link to Donate Page: https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=109475
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEART FOR OUR VETERANS!
Anthony Medrano, SSGT, Ret. 2002