Shalom from Tallahassee Florida! If you are wondering why Rabbi Jonathan is sending an e-newsletter from The Sunshine State, you are not alone. Let me explain; in 2009 I was honorably discharged from the Navy but hardly ready to begin the transition that claims the lives of 20 veterans to suicide, each day. Maybe you are familiar with post traumatic stress disorder… let me make it real for you. A female sat with me at the sponsor dinner tonight but even with my cutting up her food, her trembles made eating impossible. The room was too small, and flashbacks too real. We stepped outside, talked through the anxiety together, then came back to enjoy dinner.
On August 09 2017, NBC News in Madison Wisconsin reported on how the guy who struggled with anxiety now helps those with it… that guy is myself, and I am cycling from Tallahassee to New Orleans (view tomorrow’s route) with other veterans and first responders who struggle, yet learn to overcome. Please ensure you are signed up to receive my emails from the ride, and if you feel so inclined, your tax deductible donations to Project Hero will enable America’s finest to once again enjoy simple things, like a meal in a room filled with people. Lastly, I wrote about the duty faith leaders have to help our veterans, address social injustice, and make an impact in this world… you can pre-order a copy at http://jonathandade.com
Make sure you are signed up to receive my email tomorrow, and check out my one minute video from Day Zero.