*** THIS IS A NEW DONATION PROFILE FOR 2017, CAMRYN RAISED JUST OVER $1300 IN 2015/16***
Hi my name is Camryn Jordans, I'm 17 and am your typical "Army Brat". Both my Mum and Dad were in the Army, with my Dad serving twice in East Timor. I am very proud of the military history that is my family.
After playing the Last Post at a Remembrance Day in 2014, I got to thinking a lot about what my Dad sacrificed and all the sacrifices service families make to serve in the military. It made me feel proud and I really wanted to write a song for my Dad to show him how proud I was.
The song started off just being about a father and daughter's reconnection after serving time overseas, but the more I developed the song the deeper the meaning became. The song grew from there allowing me to feel for the children of service men and woman who have taken their lives as a results of PTSD. My Dad was really proud of me, and loved the depth of connection the song gave. His encouragement and support is one of the reasons the song is finished.
After playing the song publicly a few times, I started to notice how emotionally effected people were after listening to it, their interest to learn more about PTSD and the support out there for both the military member and their families. This got me thinking about raising funds and awareness for PTSD through a charity. Mum and Dad have always talked highly of the services that 'Soldier On' provide, so I decided that this was the charity that I wanted to support. As more people got behind me and my song "The Stars in Your Eyes", I made the decision to put the song on iTunes with 100% of the proceeds going to 'Soldier On'. I know this is only a small amount, but with all your support I hope we can all make a difference.
'Soldier On' does a lot more than just offer call centres and counselling for effected members, they actually run programs to reconnect family relationships and that is the part I love the most. The activities and events are held for service personnel and their families to connect to a support network, that works together to prevent the dark effects of PTSD.
I am proud to say that my Dad is one of the lucky ones, but there are so many who are not and need all of our support.
You can get a copy of my single on iTunes.
100% of all sales are donated to Soldier On.