In honor of our military caregivers, The Caregiver’s Journal is supporting the awareness and funding of the documentary, The Weight of Honor.
The Weight of Honor gives viewers a never-before glimpse into the lives of the mostly unseen and uncelebrated Family Caregivers of the catastrophically wounded veterans from our current wars. Of the 5.5 million veteran caregivers in the USA there are over 1.1 MILLION Family Caregivers caring for these most recent veterans. Caregiver issues of job loss, burnout, suicide are far beyond epidemic proportions.
When wounded veterans are released from critical care and sent home to recover, their spouses, brothers, sisters or parents often become their full-time caregivers. PTSD, paralysis, catastrophic burns, loss of one, two, even three limbs – the “caregiver” takes on duties usually reserved for nurses, physical therapists and even psychologists. Faced with these enormous caregiving duties, jobs are interrupted, careers are stalled, lives of the civilians and families are up-ended in ways unimaginable.
In order to encourage everyone to contribute, author Marie Gibson is happy to announce that she has donated 300 copies of The Caregiver’s Journal to support awareness and fundraising for a very important caregiver’s message in the documentary film. For each of the first 300 people who donate $30 to The Weight of Honor IndieGoGo campaign between May 17 and June 24, 2016, Marie will send them one copy of The Caregiver’s Journal. Your contribution to the IndieGoGo campaign will help shine a light on the caregivers needs and make a difference in the fight for the support that our military families so deserve.
The film is backed by a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor: From the Heart Productions. Their sponsorship makes much of your donation tax deductible. Please see details on each donation for specific tax deductible amount.
Below is a video about the IndiGoGo campaign.
Click below to view the The Weight of Honor documentary trailer.
For more resources to help all caregivers, please visit our website at www.the-caregivers-journal.com .