It is that time of year again to consider your last minute donations in order to maximize your tax return benefit. One such organization is DAV (Disabled American Veterans). This association has and always will stand by wounded veterans, helping them get back on the road to recovery and delivering them and their families some reassurance that life goes on – even after a war has ended.
One such veteran is Bob Schilling. Schilling is a Marine. He was involved in not one, but two explosions, leaving him with an injured brain – not to mention constant, searing migraines. Due to these injuries, Bob was no longer able to serve our country and was struggling physically and financially as a result.
This Marine was amongst the first of our American Veterans to be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Now one in five veterans have received this diagnosis after serving in Iran and Afghanistan. Being the first though meant that Bob would have had to live in a world of uncertainty.
Initially the Marine was not getting any help or benefits; anything he needed to ensure that he could live somewhat of a normal life after war. Thanks to his mother who was a DAV auxiliary member and charitable individuals who believe in the great work of DAV, he has been helped. Veterans who face this kind of pain and fear need you to come through with a hand up now!
Schilling’s mother turned to DAV for help and support for her son. The group helped him to get his disability benefits and back pay plus helped get him help on the road to recovery. Thanks to their efforts this young, dedicated individual is on that road and is even enrolled in college – a path his mother was afraid he would ever be able to take.
When you are considering your donations this holiday season, check with DAV and check out all of the enlightening stories that they have to share. Bob Schilling is just one of them.
Bob is sincerely grateful that others remember the veterans who are willing to serve our country to keep us free. Now he is able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. His life is back on track and the help he received from DAV was life-changing for him.
DAV cannot do it alone, however. They need charitable contributors willing to check into their efforts and support them. If you are able, please reach out to another veteran like Bob through your gift of $25 … $50 … $100 in this moment of pressing need. They need you and you will realize right away what your efforts have granted to a veteran that has given everything for you.