Prayer Breakfast 2018 - Every Soldier has a story

Thank you for your interest in attending the Permission To Start Dreaming Prayer Breakfast. While we are not quite ready to take table reservations for 2018, but you may call 253-432-0036 if you have any questions or want to be contacted in the future.

When a warrior lays down his arms, he or she continues to carry the burden of memory, often related to combat trauma.  Memories that are often too painful and too heavy to bear alone. The Prayer Breakfast was created to provide the civilian community with the privilege of sharing the burden. The annual event offers an illuminating morning to witness the stories of overcoming adversity and the determination to overcome their personal battles. Every soldier has a story. Join us as our community listens to how our veterans have transitioned from defending our country to preparing for their future with a renewed sense of hope and healing.

We are most honored and privileged to announce the following speakers:

Retired, decorated 20-year FDNY firefighter Tim BrownRetired, decorated 20-year FDNY firefighter Tim Brown

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Retired Special Missions James HatchFormer Naval Special Warfare Operator James Hatch

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Former United States Air Force (SERE) Specialist Rick StewartFormer United States Air Force (SERE) Specialist Rick Stewart

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Former Navy fighter pilot Dave DequeljoeFormer Navy fighter pilot Dave Dequeljoe

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The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation exists to bring hope and healing to our military members, veterans and their families who deal with post traumatic stress and combat trauma. The foundation has given nearly $300,000 to local alternative veterans organizations since its inception in 2011. As the foundation has grown, it has spawned a dynamic movement in the Pacific Northwest, offering veterans real and tangible help, strength based and solution focused. In 2017, it delivered an innovative retreat program fostering “post traumatic growth” and will continue to develop that so more veterans from the PNW can participate.

The foundation offers connection for our military with monthly Veterans Huddles, currently planning its first wellness workshop in an effort to help them make peace with their past for a better future and strategically planning for the creation of the Northwest Passage, a comprehensive wellness veteran center. The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation Prayer Breakfast is a great example of the community joining us in that effort.