The Face of PTSD

American soldier network founder Annie Nelson and heroes NCO Air Force (Ret) Justin Jordan and  USMC Chris Carlisle raising awareness for soldier suicide and PTSD. #NotOneMore

 

22+ Suicides A Day, at least 1 ACTIVE Duty a day, that’s OVER 8,000 heroes a year we are losing!

healing_happens_badgeThis is Not getting better. We at American Soldier Network are dedicated to making a impact nationally on this crisis. This is not only effecting our heroes form Desert Storm on it is tragically taking the lives of our Vietnam veterans as well. It is also taking the lives of the sons/daughters of those who have lost their battles to their demons.

We are launching our efforts to erase the stigma, empower our heroes, challenge ALL Americans to become a part of the Healing process, reminding everyone that we all have stuff, the brain is a powerful machine that must be fine tuned, and NO ONE IS ALONE! We can NOT do this ALONE either. We need YOU! There is not one way to heal, no one place, doctor, facility or process that is a one size fits all for our heroes. That being said, empathy starts here at home and raising awareness to Brain Health, Healing and Empowerment are the pillars of our #HealingHappens campaign.

If you know any people or companies in a position to donate we need everyone’s help and urgency is obviously here….. all monies raised for #HealingHappens will go to Healing our Heroes with PTSD, TBI and Suicide Prevention.

Donations are tax deductible
We are a 501c3 charity with ZERO paid staff, so every penny will go to this!!!!

Checks can be sent to American Soldier Network
24000 Alicia Pkwy #17-244
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Resilience: The Annie Nelson Story

Resilience: The Annie Nelson Story

Resilience-Book-cover-Annie-NelsonAnnie Nelson endured tremendous personal challenges for years, sustaining multiple head trauma, PTSD, and culminating in her biggest challenge – facing intricate and risky surgery for a rare brain tumor. Through it all, Annie maintained a positive attitude, rooted in her strong faith. With passion fueled by her own life experience, Annie now dedicates her life to supporting U.S. Veterans and their families.

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Portions of the books proceeds go to American Soldier Network

“After sustaining ongoing personal tragedies and loss, culminating in a brain tumor diagnosis, AnnieNelson turned her attention to supporting the military as vigorously as she fought to be healthy. She selflessly has dedicated her time and efforts to support our troops, with a passion that is evident – Annietruly walks the walk in helping the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom each day.Annie‘s story of overcoming tremendous life obstacles with courage, rooted in her deep faith, is an inspirational story vested in ‘resilience’ that will touch your heart. She is a true American hero.”

 

-Excerpt from Foreword written by‪ KevinSorbo‬
Kevin Sorbo

Internationally-renowned actor and author

“Annie is one of those precious and few individuals who in the face of significant personal pain and hardship still finds the time to devote countless hours of their time and energy to support others in need. Her devotion to our wounded warriors is exemplary, and I’m proud to be her supporter and her friend.”

Joe Mantegna

Tony-Award winning actor and Spokesperson for the National Army Museum

“Annie Nelson’s remarkable story of overcoming multiple head trauma, PTSD, and a life-threatening brain tumor, and transforming her adversity into the opportunity to support our veterans and their families, embodies the spirit of my Open Hearts Foundation, for which she won the first-ever ‘Open Heart Patriot Award’ in 2012. In her memoir, Annie exemplifies how facing life struggles with faith and courage truly can make a difference to others.”

Jane Seymour

Award-winning actress, artist, and philanthropist

“Annie Nelson has done about as much as one lovely lady could possibly do to support and truly care about the welfare of our nations veterans. Her book not only reflects her passion but a true outlook at what all of us should say. God bless these people that put their lives on the line as well as their health so that we may maintain a way of life. May God bless our veterans as much as he blesses our country’s future.”

John Paul DeJoria

Co-Founder, Paul Mitchell Hair Care Co-Founder, Patron Tequila & Spirits

The Face of PTSD

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Freedom Fest Motorcycle Ride and Music Festival

Tweet Freedom Fest Motorcycle Ride and Music Festival When: August 22, 2015 Where: Castle Rock Colorado All Proceeds to American Soldier Network Get Tickets & Info http://www.freedomfestconcert.com/ Come meet national hero #NavyCross #Marine Jeremiah Workman at...

Flat Track Racing Salutes the Troops

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Tweet By G. A. Volb Fort Irwin Public Affairs In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve, “A Day of Gratitude” was observed Nov. 25 honoring local Gold Star Families, first responders and Soldiers....

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Tweet A National Outreach Campaign for American Soldier Network Angels Within Inc DBA American Soldier Network EIN 033-0713731 Yes we are crazy! Help us collect 25,000+ pairs of USED SHOES! A Florida-based organization collects old/used shoes, repairs and distributes...

American Soldier Network visits veterans home

Tweet BARSTOW • Volunteers from the American Soldier Network paid a visit to the Veterans Home of California-Barstow on Monday, and they showed up with hundreds of bags of free stuff for the veterans there. ASN founder Annie Nelson and her team of volunteers came to...

Flat Track Racing Salutes the Troops

Flat Track racing is the fastest growing form of motorcycle racing in the world today and we caught up with the best of the best at the Sacramento Mile to salute the troops. 3-time and current Grand National Champion Jared Mees, former 3-time GNC champion Kenny Coolbeth and last years runner up Bryan Smith among others give heartfelt salutes to the troops!

Welcome to American Soldier Network

9/11 affected every American.

…for Annie Nelson, it was a life-changer.

Founder, Annie Nelson

Corporal Jesse Schertz

Having no real knowledge of our troops but a fierce need to do something, she decided to write. And write she did.
Corporal Jesse Schertz, hit by suicide bomber on 12/22/2004, became Annie’s first Pen Pal. The Marine in Iraq and Annie at home shared tears, fears, tragedies and triumphs.
The faith and friendship of two strangers brought together by war has proudly grown into the American Soldier Network.

We all can make a difference…

American Soldier Network

Show Your SOUL Donate Your SOLES

A National Outreach Campaign for American Soldier Network

Angels Within Inc DBA American Soldier Network EIN 033-0713731

Yes we are crazy! Help us collect 25,000+ pairs of USED SHOES!

A Florida-based organization collects old/used shoes, repairs and distributes them to impoverished villages and communities in 3rd world countries.

● Baby/toddler, teen/youth, mens/womens – Boots, slippers, sandals, high heels, tennis shoes

● Over 630 million shoes are thrown away every year in America creating chemical compounds too difficult to breakdown in our Landfills.them FREE to impoverished villages and communities in 3rd world countries.

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● Once 25,000 pairs reach the operation hub, Shoes are cleaned-up, repaired & re-fab’d. Then, the Shoes are distributed to the local towns’ people.

● This employs the local residents, giving them a trade, skill & a paycheck.

THIS IS ONLY THE START.

● When the challenge is met, a check for $0.40 per pound of shoes goes to our American Soldier Network to aid the annual veterans outreach projects and advocating for veterans needs nationwide. This campaign directly aids our active duty military, our combat wounded men/women and veterans or all eras. Our Heroes NEED US!!

DEADLINE November 7, 2014

Shoe PARTY Shoe LOAD Sunday 11/9/2014

Illusion Cycles our Shoe HQ

(Shoes need to be together in pairs)

In the News: Desert Dispatch  Victor Valley Daily Press

 ● Illusion Cycles 14726 Goldenwest Street, Suite F Westminster – 714-894-1942

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American Soldier Network visits veterans home

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BARSTOW • Volunteers from the American Soldier Network paid a visit to the Veterans Home of California-Barstow on Monday, and they showed up with hundreds of bags of free stuff for the veterans there.

ASN founder Annie Nelson and her team of volunteers came to the Veterans Home for the program’s annual Hearts for Heroes Valentine’s Day Outreach. Nelson’s team brought 205 SWAG bags.

“SWAG for us stands for Showing Warriors America’s Gratitude,” Nelson said. “In the bags we have items of Valentine’s candy and handmade cards from children across California, as well as items donated by the organizations that support us.”

Nelson has spent the past 10 years traveling the country and raising awareness for U.S. veterans of all eras. For this year’s Hearts for Heroes event, ASN chose to visit the High Desert.

“The reason we chose the Barstow Veterans Home was we had a shoe drive for the American Soldier Network back in October, and the Barstow/Victorville area community raised over 5,000 pairs of used shoes to contribute to our shoe drive,” Nelson said. “This is our way of giving back to the Barstow/Victorville community, delivering our Valentine’s (gifts) to your Veterans Home.”

Veterans Home director Raymond Lau said he was impressed with the ASN event.

“It is really super good,” Lau said. “We have a lot of volunteers that come up here, and for the American Solider Network it’s the first time they came up here, and that’s about a three-hour drive for them. We’re simply amazed.”