A New Lens on an Old Hobby

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Dear Quality of Life Staff, Volunteers and Donors,

I have been a caregiver to my husband who is an amputee, with many other residuals of his combat service including PTSD, TBI, and many other health issues over the last seven years. We have four daughters from ages 2-14 and live in NC. It wasn’t until recently that I had realized that everything I loved doing was put on hold while attending to my husband’s and family’s needs. He went through 27 surgeries for limb salvage and then two post amputation for an infection with osteomylitis. I want you all to know that I love that I have been able to take care of him by being not only a wife but a nurse many times. With this being said, it took this long to realize that I do not have to do everything on my own and I can reach out and ask for help. Through the QOL support network I was able to obtain a new lens for my camera which is an old hobby and therapy for me that I hope to be able to build back into an art career. I hope one day to be able to generate an income from my passion again. Before my husband’s injuries I was showing my paintings and photography in local galleries and selling but was had to stop as I mentioned. I can not express how appreciative I am to be able to be a part of this great organization and to gain assistance that otherwise I would not be able to do. You are making such an impact in so many of our caregiver lives that I just can not even explain.

THANK YOU more than words can express!!!

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