This is in dedication to my best friend. We will call her Annie (Not her real name). She was in the Navy for 3 years in a reserve boat unit. When a person in her command violated her. He told her if she told anyone no one would believe her because he had the best reputation as a coxswain.
This affected every relationship she had, creating instability. She stopped focusing on her warfare pin because he was on every board that would make decisions about her career. Stopped focusing on her qualifications because his presence affected all decisions. After changing commands the trauma continued to follow her and affect ever part of her life.
When she discharged from the military she was homeless and turned to drugs. It took the support of her friends and family to create an environment for her to succeed.
I want this fundraiser to support any other service members who feel they will not be heard.