Practical Tips for Caregivers
Cultivate predictability in your life without compromising flexibility. In simpler terms, decided to become proactive instead of reactive in all areas of your life.
Guest Bio Information: Torrey Shannon
Torrey Shannon is a blogger and writer, speaker, veteran’s advocate and Mom to three children, one of which is an honorably discharged veteran.Â She is also a full-time caregiver and spouse of a wounded warrior. Her husband, SSG John Daniel Shannon, survived a gunshot wound to the head in a gunfight in Iraq in 2004. He served in the Army for more than 23 years and was medically retired in 2009.Â They spent three years of his recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and became the central figures behind exposing the Walter Reed Scandal in 2007. In addition to multiple physical injuries, her husband is most affected by severe PTSD and Â a traumatic brain injury. Dealing with the invisible wounds of war first-hand allows Torrey to bring a human element to the problems our military communities face.Â She serves at a leadership level for many nonprofits across the nation and is proud to work with Senator Elizabeth Dole at the Dole Foundation’s “Caring for Military Families” program. When she finds time, she freelances for a variety media outlets and is currently writing a book. She and her family live in a remote location in the Colorado Rockies. You can learn more about her work and life by visiting her blog at TorreyShannon.com.
Tune in toÂ the American Heroes NetworkÂ New Episode “Practical Tips for Caregivers” on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel Tuesday Jan. 14th 8am Pacific Time.
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. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.Â This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.