As an ER physician and part-time army doc, I am sometimes part of a team providing state of the art trauma care. And yet I know the long road to recovery afterwards is everything. How much does insurance cover? How will these veterans age? Who helps their family members who become caregivers? Operation All the Way Home is going to continue their work, one wounded warrior at a time. These students give me great hope for the future.
I heard about Jerral, made a donation and sent a note to OATH, offering all the proceeds from the sales of my book, ROOM FOUR until the end of my deployment (which should be some time in February. It is great to be an independent author and not have to ask a publisher for permission for things like this!
A project like this, ambitious but with a defined endpoint, is perfect. Jerral has an indomitable spirit. The kids at Lancaster High are learning that a small group of determined people can indeed change at least one small corner of the world. They say he has given more to them than they can ever give back.
All of my patients are important but my military patients are Family. And I am old enough now for some of them to be my kids. I write under a pseudonym for some supposed space between the doctor hat, army hat, and writer hat. Maybe it’s better to throw all three into the ring.
Happy Holidays to all from Kuwait,
MAJ Anne Johnson, MD, published as AJ Knauss.