My name is Cody. I am an Army Sergeant. I have an amazing wife and two beautiful children. Blake is 2 and maysen is 3 months. Ever since I returned from my deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, I have been dealing with anger emotional numbness and nightmares. I have just recently reached out for help. During all of this my family has stuck by my side. They have been my rock through all the rough days and nights. No matter what they continue to support me. I want to return the favor. I want them to be able to escape all of the rough times I have put them through. I want my kids to be able to look back on their childhood and remember good times. Not the times I have put them through. They have followed me everywhere that my military carreer has taken me and they have tranformed their lives to fit a military lifesytle. New jobs, new homes, new daycares. I feel like its my turn to take them somewhere where they want to be. We had a vacation planned out, but my vehicle decided to die on us, and through the costs of getting it repaired, our vacation funds have been completly exhausted.
My wife and I never had a wedding. As soon as we got married we were both shipped to Afghanistan and a year later, my son was born. I know how blessed I am. I have two amazing children and a wife who will never leave me no matter what I have put us through. I want to give them good memeries. I want them to be sitting in the living room one morning and be able to pull a shoebox filled with pictures of good memories. I know I can do that all at home but I want to give them something to start with. A solid foundation that shows I AM TRYING. I want to take them on a vacation. A vacation where they can have no worries. No worries about money, or dinner or work or carpooling. Just an easy, one week vacation. I will start by taking my wife to see her family, where my 3 month old will meet her entire family for the very first time. Then we are packing up the uncles and grandmas and heading to Myrtle Beach, SC. My sons eyes will light up when he sees that bright big blue ocean. All donations will be put towards the expenses for the trip. Anything left over at the end of the trip will be put back into the gogetfunding.com community. Over the course of the vacation I will add updates with pictures of my family and the smiles you put on my kids faces.
Thank you and Bless you.