My name is Suze Fricker and I am from London England. I apologise if I have already sent a letter similar to this to you before but I thought that I would double check what I am doing and resend out to all I can find.
In 2016 I started a Thank You campaign for uniformed services to include the following: Police, Military, Fire, Paramedics (EMTs), Life guards, Doctors and Nurses. This came out of my admiration for people who serve their communities, cities and countries in uniform. I know from personal experience due to health or phobias that none of these professions would be suitable for me and so I decided that I would make the effort to thank those who took up the calling.
You who serve in Uniform, no matter what it is do so, so that people like me, who cant serve, are not forced into situations they can not handle. You do so with bravery and courage and make many people feel safe or better for you being around. Despite the negativity that can surround the uniformed services you still go into work the next day and the day after and so on and so forth. You can see the best and worst that life and throw at someone and still find meaning and passion in everything that you do.
So to you, and everyone you serve with, I say Thank You For Your Service.
I would also ask you to let your families know my thanks as well. As Tom Selleck said in Blue Bloods, “Your Family serves just as much as you do”. Which is true. Behind those in uniform there are people who do amazing things including supporting you and being there through the rough times.
One day I hope to be able to thank as many people as I can in person as honestly you make me proud to be a citizen of this planet.
Stay safe, keep well and Thank You For Your Service.
p.s. I am sending this to the top people so that they can disseminate to all who work within. I am a lowly civil servant so I cant afford to send out to every single station etc.
I am just one person in this crazy world. I am just one person who has had the world collapse on her numerous times and still wakes up every morning trying to find a way to make the world a nicer and fluffier place to live in.
I have am a survivor of abuse:
Diagnosed as dyslexic at 16:
Diagnosed with depression at 21:
Diagnosed with spinal problems at 29:
Diagnosed as Autistic at 32:
But do I let the above get me down? No of course I dont. I will share my pain and sorrows as well as my joys and successes with the world.
One thing however, that I am doing, which I would like you all to know about is my Thank You Campaign.
For the last two years I have been doing this on my own with no help from anyone. It has been a very fruitful journey but I am now looking for help to continue.
I have been using my own money to support American Service Personnell who are deployed over seas. I have created goodie bags for those who work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in uniform and I write letters and Social Media posts Thanking people for their service. I will keep doing this until there is no money left to use but if you are able to help and support me in my work then please visit https://www.gofundme.com/544xm-thank-you-for-your-service and donate so that I can continue to help support and show appreciation to those in uniform who serve and protect us 🙂
I am just one person, who is now asking for help
Today I was asked why do I say thank you to uniformed services, they are just doing their job.
Well, the answer is honestly because they deserve it. They did not have to take a job where they could potentially lose their lives protecting other, they did not have to take a job where their families could end up struggling due to injury or death but they did.
People need to remember that they do the job so that we who can’t, or those, who do not want to, are made to do it. If the brave men and women of the military, police, fire departments, paramedics, doctors, nurses or lifeguard did not do the job who would? Me personally I am an Autistic, Dyslexic, who has depression and has spinal problems so I know I would not be able to do it. So that is why I do it.
Ever wondered why there is not National Service in some countries, or why the Draft has not been re-enacted? Well, ladies and gents it is because there are enough brave men and women who do the jobs to keep us safe and I for 1 am thankful every day for these people.
Two years ago when I was unemployed I decided to start saying thank you to the men and women who serve and protect their communities, cities, and country. When I started in 2016 I only had my benefits and that year I used all my benefits for the month of December and I created gift bags for those in uniform who were working Christmas Eve and Christmas day. This included my local fire station, police station, two army barracks and the US Marines based at the embassy. It was not much but I got to show my appreciation for what they do.
In 2017 I used all of my birthday money (aside from what was donated to Grenfell) to send letters to every single police station in the great state of New York. I also continue to, online, find and thank everyone who is open about being in some form of uniform and I say to them #ThankYouForYourService .
But I want to do more. I want to be able to arrange to go and visit places both at home and abroad that serve in uniform. I want to start handcrafting scarves and blankets that represent pride in uniformed services and getting more people involved in showing love and appreciation to those who serve and protect us so that we can sleep at night in our beds. But to do this I need help. So far I have been doing this all on my own. Using my benefits or birthday and Christmas money to keep this going but I need help.
Please find it in your heart to help me this Autistic, Dyslexic with depression and spinal problems so that I can keep up the work that I am doing.
The more that I can get done the more we can show the good work.
My thank you campaign started two years ago when I was unemployed and I decided that the people who defend their communities, cities, and countries are shown the appreciation they deserve but I am running into some problems, however, I am still working on it and am going to keep it all up no matter what. I want to take this to the next level though and hopefully will be able to do so.