Sydney, Australia

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December 17, 2014 by The Editor

12_ottavaI am currently an ex-pat (American) living with my husband in Sydney, Australia, a 15-minute walk away from the now-famous Lindt Cafe and Martin Place. People are reeling this week from the terrorist siege that shut the city down the other day and resulted in the deaths of two innocent people. If normal healthy adults are having trouble keeping themselves together emotionally after this very difficult day, it makes me wonder, as I often do, what life must be like for children in war zones. Or veterans with PTSD.

We’ll be fine, but so many will need a lifetime of healing. Please consider supporting an organization to help the most vulnerable and the people who have put their lives on the line to save us all. Merry Christmas to everyone and may you have a Happy New Year.

A couple of ideas:

Caritas

Wounded Warrior Project

Samaritan’s Purse

Disabled American Veterans

Mercy Corps

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One thought on “Sydney, Australia

  1. bgoozee says:

    I agree, we know many will suffer because of the Sydney experience and yet we seldom give a thought to those of our men and women who have witnessed much worse as our defenders and are expected not to be affected; their pain is lifelong.

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