For Bobby.




For Bobby.

Those are the first, and most important words of my book, The Final Piece. Without Bobby, my life would be vastly different. Without him, I would never have known the intrinsic value of unconditional love, or self worth.

He is my hero. Plain and simple.

I wrote the character Tommy to reflect the wonderful man who Bobby was. Immortalizing him ensures that he lives on through me. I miss him every day.

Bobby was a Vietnam War Veteran who battled depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder until he took his life in 2004. It was a tragic and senseless loss that many families of war veterans suffer. PTSD robbed me of the most influential person in my life and it was 100 % avoidable. I know because I also suffered from PTSD. The difference between me and Bobby is that I had access to help. No veteran should be denied the mental health benefits they need. Ever.

Veterans for Common Sense is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that has championed for veterans’ mental healthcare rights, all the way to the Supreme Court. They’re the people I would’ve wanted in Bobby’s corner, so I’m dedicating 25 % of the sales for The Final Piece from March 22, 2013 thru April 22, 2013. You can also make a contribution directly to  Veterans for Common Sense in honor of Robert James Waldron Jr. You can purchase The Final Piece at here. 

Never a day, B. Not. One. Ever.

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  1. Just purchased The Final Piece

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  2. Oh no, i just noticed the date you were donating sales from the book. I bought it to soon.

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    1. I'll back date it Carrie! That's the joy of making all the rules myself <3 Thank you so much.

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  3. I've already got a copy but I have no problem donating.

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  4. Wow, more words will come once the tears stop. Thank you Maggie Myers.....thank you for shedding some light and love on this

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    1. Thank you, Trisha. We should all be so lucky to have a "Tommy" in our lives. I means the world to me to share mine with you and honor his memory. <3

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  5. Oh yay, thank you. Cannot wait to get started on the book.

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  6. I love you, Mags, and I LOVE The Final Piece! <3 <3 <3

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  7. Maggi, I have the e-book, I gifted an e-book to my BFF, I have my treasured signed book by you... so now, I will make a donation in honor of you and your words and memory. You are a ROCK STAR! I am thrilled to feel like I know you, just a little! (Iowa girl)

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    1. Thank you, Clista! It was a joy to meet you in Boston. GO HAWKEYES!

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  8. I just bought this. Even though I've got myself on a book ban temporarily, lol. God Bless him and Bless you for writing and sharing this. More people need to take notice of soldiers who gave their all for all our freedoms and only to suffer such great price (Ignorance) that should have never been bestowed upon them on their return home. Too many soldiers are going through PTSD. While, I myself have a disability that prevented me from following my father's footsteps ~ my air force dream. Yet, I have PTSD from several traumas in my life and I know it's not comparable to a soldier's PTSD but I can relate how it is for them in dealing with it.

    ~*~ Dessie ~*~

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    1. Thank you, Dessie. It's an honor to have your support <3

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