O what a summer it has been! I bet you all know what I am talking about. As the school year winds down you look forward to a change of pace, some R&R and some time to really get things done…...Right!!!!...I forgot summer is busier than t...
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Location: Janesville, Ca
I am Nate Meadows and I am a retired Staff Sergeant from the United States Army. I am a Wounded Soldier returned home from Iraq who has poured himself into making beautiful things instead of destroying them. I was wounded by a Fuel Bomb, a specific type of IED, only I was protected from its flames. My injuries are primarily internal and therefore perplexing to many people. I look normal however I have a severe head injury that impairs my balance, messes with the nerves in my hands and feet, and gives me terrible headaches that can take me out for days at a time. Life is still very good however! I have a beautiful wife and two healthy sons.
I was adopted by many great people when I was in the hospital, who have helped me get a shop up and going. I am an artist and a visionary. I can look a empty room, a blank piece of paper or a plan blank of wood and see a thousand possibilities. I love working with my hands to make what my minds eye develops. I struggle with several disabilities but I have vowed to never, God willing, let them keep me from my goals and dreams.
I take pictures of my work and progress to show all of you kind people that your generosity was not wasted on me. I want you all to know and see how much you have touched my life and helped me move forward from my darkest of days.
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate
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Right, so who was I kidding when I thought it was going to get easier to get back into the routine of things after the year we have had!:). And with summer racing in it just gets worse! I am sure all of you feel the same way!! So backing up all...
Ok, so turns out taking care of a sick wife, her taking care of me having a torn up body and brain and the two of us taking care of two kids takes more balancing than I thought.:) My ability to adapt has obviously been slowed since I was in the mi...
Now that all the electrical lines have sand protecting them. I have to run the new communication lines. I still needed to dig the final trench to the flagpole. The ground was still frozen and it was pretty cold outside so it made for some hard wor...
What can I say, I am a glutton for punishment! In all actuality, I don’t mind hard work! Being an enlisted soldier, I am used to working my butt off getting a particular job done to fulfill the orders of my commanding officer, only to be tol...