Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Love Letter Campaign - My Brother Trevor

Big Bro,

I had always wondered why you chose to go into the Navy at such a young age, and why mom didn't let me watch the News from 2004/2008. As I grew older, I began to understand why you left. It was so that you could save people who needed your help, and  when I realized this, my heart grew with pride. (It felt akin to something like what the Grinch felt when he found out that he loved Christmas and his heart grew two times its size). 

And then you came home with the stink of war etched onto your clothes and the memories that no one else could see besides the Veterans who were beside you in the horror of what happened. I had hoped that you wouldn't come home with PTSD or anything drastic that would make my big brother cry, but then you did and I promised myself that I would help you in any way I could. If it means going to see a councilor with you, talking it over on Facebook, or anything that would make you feel better, I will do it. (Because that's what family is for, and no one could ever deny it). You're not alone in this Big Bro, and nobody wants to see you suffer in silence. We all love you too much.

I love you big bro,
From your little sister!

Submitted By: Megan

This blog post is part of The Love Letter Campaign... a project started by to encourage those who love a hero to write a letter sharing their story (where they started, what they've faced together, and why their love endures). It's not just for spouses, but also for parents, siblings, caregivers, and friends. It's about telling the "rest" of our stories... stories that continue despite PTSD, TBI, and the challenges of life after combat. To share your love letter or find out more about the campaign, visit

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