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Connecting With One Special Veteran
On this Veterans’ Day the staff at Guy Harvey Outpost would like to share a letter we received from a Veteran. This letter has moved each of us and we are honored to have Veterans as our guests.
My name is Christian and I am a disabled veteran. I recently had an opportunity to spend time at the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost on Islamorda. I have to say it changed my life. I am writing Mr. Harvey and wondering if he would ever be interested in opening a facility in the islands for veterans? I know its crazy but I spent 3 days there and I slept more in three days than in years. I felt at peace and I didn’t have bad dreams. I got to feel and smell and touch things without feeling anger or hate, I found my Jesus.. My wife Janet cried because for the first time in years I slept, and it was a beautiful sleep..
I bought a print of yours that hangs in my office at home. I look at it everyday and it brings me.. Hope, joy, peace.. I don’t have a name like Guy Harvey but I believe your name can change the lives of veterans… The life style can release the anger and start the healing. I know this is a long shot and I don’t expect much but what if we could open another resort? What if we could give them peace? What if we could save a generation from suffering and give them hope? No matter what happens I thank you. I am staying at the Islander again in July… No matter what I thank you for sleep.. I can never repay you for the peace I feel in Islamorada.
I hope and pray for you.. Thank you, Christian
On Christian’s July visit he brought his family including his father (a former Navy SEAL). We look forward to the family’s next visit.
See our response in the next Outpost Blog post.