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The Soldier and the Squirrel introduces children to the Purple Heart

through a loving story of a friendship between a newly wounded soldier

and Rocky the squirrel with his backyard friends. This story began as a

blog during my first year in bed after my incident. With much

encouragement, it is now a book and has been placed in the

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. Please watch the video

on the About page to learn for the Soldier & Rocky are changing children's

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Sep082013

The Caregivers Documentary

THE CAREGIVERS DOCUMENTARY HAS MADE IT TO PITCH FEST 2013! Documenting the caregivers of our wounded. I am grateful to announce that The Caregivers (Produced by Stephanie and Rodger Howard of Core Issue Productions, I am Consulting Producer) has just been accepted to premier as one out of only twelve documentary trailers from around the country at Pitch Fest - a screening for industry executives as a part of WestDoc 2013. In The Caregivers, loved ones take over the task of caring for their sons, daughters, husbands, fathers during their recovery from their wounds of war both physically, and psychologically. We observe their new normal, and the adjustments and sacrifices made by those who become, the caregivers. Out of sight, out of mind. “The Caregivers” is the first documentary to address the emotional challenges faced by those who care for their loved ones wounded in the war of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is about men who become children and children who become parents. Lives turned inside out, and a lens that faces in on an unspoken truth. That war conquers lives that must be rebuilt upon coming home. The goal is to build awareness of what it is like to care for our wounded illuminating the new normal they face and celebrating the unsung heroes of war.

"The Caregivers-- Testing the Bonds of Love" documentary trailer from Stephanie Howard on Vimeo.

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Reader Comments (1)

How terrible and how beautiful, how far away yet so close. Only someone as strong as yourself Mic, could give in the way that you have. Thank you for sharing EVERYTHING! You have touched all that read the words from your heart.

I love you and I thank them .

September 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjoanna

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