SPOKANE, Wash. — It is the season of giving and a local business has decided a veteran therapy program could use some help.
Almost a year ago KREM 2 first brought you the story of LightBenders , a program that gives veterans the chance to work through post traumatic stress by seeing the world through a different perspective, through a lens.
Nicholas Debusk came to LightBenders as a veteran and a student.
Events in his life caused him to struggle with post traumatic stress, bringing on a cycle of negative thoughts which made him feel trapped.
That was until he started seeing the world in a different light, through the eyes of an artist.
"I was in a pattern of thought and action, and having someone show me a different perspective such as looking through the camera lens camera and taking time out of my day to take hikes or walks and focus on something like bugs or a leaf," said Debusk. "Having those assignments gives my mind something to focus on and it lets you get through times that maybe aren't so easy," he continued.
The Satellite Diner recognized the importance of helping our military veterans and decided to choose LightBenders as the guest of honor for their annual fundraiser.
Funds from the customer appreciation party at the diner will go to LightBenders.
"The Satellite Diner, they do this every year for a specific organization," said Christopher Chaffee, founder and director of LightBenders. "We are totally honored that we've been chosen this year and we hope to have a really good night out here," he continued.
The Customer Appreciation Christmas Party is happening on Friday Dec. 7 at the Satellite Diner in downtown Spokane from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m (https://www.facebook.com/events/1086626188176679/).
There will be giveaways, raffle baskets and an ugly sweater competition.