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Phoenix Rising

May 23, 2017. I wasn’t in the states when it happened, I don’t remember the news reports. I don’t remember having to rush to the scene. I was actually out of the country. Walking through the streets of London with my family. I got a text from my brother asking if I could talk. Even now there is a strange weakness that comes over me thinking about that moment. I told him I needed to get to an area I had a signal and I would FaceTime him. A few minutes later I got back to our hotel and I FaceTimed my brother. The backdrop seemed strange when I saw him. Not something I was familiar with. A cold white background, almost sterile. And then my sister came into view. I immediately knew, at that moment, something was wrong. It’s hard to explain. There is a connection between siblings that you just know. My brother proceeded to communicate a vague situation in a very delicate way. It wasn’t that he beat around the bush about what happened, he just didn’t want me to know everything until he knew he could be there for me. And then the words came “dad is gone”. Everything else is a blur. Like a flash of bright light and a deafening silence… The madness of London was all around and I couldn’t see or hear anything.

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Remembering Nicklaus D. Knight

Recently I became an ambassador for Mission 22. An organization that works with Veterans and tries to change the number from 22 to none. We lose too many veterans to suicide each day. It has to stop. And if you know me, thats my life mission. This May, 23rd will mark 3 years I lost

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The USPS ‘Healing PTSD’ Stamp Will Raise Money for Veterans

Original article on 3 Dec | By James Barber The United States Postal Service has just issued a “Healing PTSD” semipostal stamp that will raise money to be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the National Center for PTSD. The First-Class stamps will sell for 65 cents, a ten-cent premium over the standard price.

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Hope Rising…

There IS Hope? Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our HOPE is in you alone ~Psalm 33:20-22~ Is your heart broken? Do you feel as if

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Bella Phoenix

Phoenix Gear was started to show our love and support to our country and those that serve. We are grateful to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives through their service in military and as first responders~ we salute you! We also want to recognize the family members who have been faithful to

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