“Unique Challenges Faced by Parents as Caregivers to their single Wounded Warriors”

June 4, 2013
Hosted by Gary Ray

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Episode Description

Many of us send our children off to war, hoping nothing happens. As a parent, I was prepared for the worst—the ultimate sacrifice of my daughter—death. But I never anticipated that her life-threatening injuries would have had the impact it had on our family. While many married caregivers or spouses of the WWs have rights and benefits and willing accepted their spouses military career, parents do not. We raise our children and let them go. Unfortunately, when the child is a single service member (from the army, navy, air force, marines, national guard or reserves), the parents are called upon to help in their recovery. Never did I anticipate a three-year long stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. And never, did I anticipate the struggles that had to be fought to get the best care for my daughter. My experience and tenacity often times pushed me up against bureaucratic inertia and uncomfortable/questionable situations with the military and their way of doing things.

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It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition.

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Gary Ray

"Gary Ray's" background includes hosting / co-hosting radio talk shows for more than 15 years on a number of subjects. His background also includes more than 19 years in the Insurance industry, nine years as an Internet Marketer and consultant. Gary is co-founder and co-developer and involved in the implementation of the Worldwide Racing Network. For seven years he worked closely with NASCAR and Turner Sports Interactive with the NASCAR Touring series.

"Gary Ray" joined Armed Forces Radio Network in 2008 as the Public Relations Director and provided Marketing and radio interviews. In February 2011 he was promoted to President. In September 2012 he resigned his position to continue his passion on the next level.

Gary continues helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. He believes by working together, our military men and women who return home are heroes to their families and communities. His resources provide a lifeline of aid and support not only for our veterans but also the families of our fallen heroes.

"Gary Ray" is developing one of the most powerful Radio Networks in the country called "American Heroes Network" powered by VoiceAmerica. You will hear firsthand the personal accounts of heroes whose unselfish actions have contributed to the traditions and values that represent the soul of America.

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