Why Supporting Our Veterans & Troops is So Important To Us.
Jan 26, 2016 | By: Proud sister- Kari Young
Kari Marie Photography is a huge supporter of our Veterans and Military!
We here at Kari Marie Photography show our support in a few differnt ways, offering discounts to our Veterans and Military on all our packages.
We also donate 1% of all our proceeds to the Coalition to Salute America's Hereo's, we also make all our major purchases using Amazon Smile and nominating The Coalition To Salute America's Heroe's as our charity of choice.
There are a million reason's why we should support our Veteran's~ Here at Kari Marie there is one BIG reason why that is near and dear to our Hearts!
My big Brother!
In October 2004 in Mahmoudiya, a city south of Baghdad, Donny was on a night foot patrol conducting vehicle searches. When a vehicle approached to be searched, the driver became irate and sped off. He engaged the squad of Marines with an AK-47 rifle and as Marines are taught, if you have no cover and concealment, make yourself a small target. As Cpl. Daughenbaugh was in the prone position flashes from the muzzle were aimed in his direction. One of those bullets hit Donny in the face, broke his jaw and severely damaged his nerves. His jaw was wired shut to heal the break and the bullet left in place, too close to vital nerves to be removed. Donny Was sent to Landstuhl Germany for weeks of stabilization and additional surgery until he was well enough to be sent home, to see his wife and daughter for the first time since his injury occurred.
He works with CSAH as the Vice President of Field Operations and as a national spokesperson. His involvement with the Coalition has not only helped Donny in his own recovery, but as an active representative of the organization, Cpl. Daughenbaugh has been able to inspire others through his story of resilience and the positive effects a family can have on one’s recovery. Donny lives in League City TX with his beautiful wife Sarah and their two children Gabby and Kollin.
Our family thanks god everyday for the gift of life he has given to Donny, we couldn't imagine our lives without him! I truly belive god knew Donny's work here on earth had just started that day back in October 2004.