Hi my name is Britani Lee-Carmichael. I am a peer navigator with for AmeriCorps. You may ask what that is. My sole purpose is to connect veterans who have selflessly served our country. These veterans need not only need an ear to listen, but also resources to help maintain their daily lives.
As a veteran myself coming from the Air Force I had my own troubles. It was then that I was informed about AmeriCorps. I jumped at the opportunity to help give back to my fellow comrades. It is not very often that a military person will expose their struggles to someone else. We are taught to hold our heads up high and fix the issues ourselves. This however is not always the best way to handle tough situations.
For the past six months I have had wonderful opportunities to get to know several Vets. I can honestly call some my friends. These veterans have not only overcome emotional stress but they have overcome countless setbacks. There is no more rewarding feeling than to know you had a direct effect on someone else’s happiness.