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My name is Kylila (Ka-lee-la) which means beloved. I am one who loves, or at least tries to. I have had many titles, Poet, Photographer, Videographer, Writer, Cadet, Private, Athlete, Leader, Director, etc. I have learned that the greatest successes are born from the most tremendous trials. Everyone has beauty in their life story.
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Another great workshop was taught by Benjamin Patton, the grandson of General George S. Patton. Having earned a degree in Developmental Psychology, he has dedicated his life to helping veterans heal, express, and find community through the art of film making. His workshop was a mini version of the four day camps that he runs at various military bases. We, a group of strangers, were given the task to create a short film that communicates an emotion or character trait. In less than 4 hours, we were able to successfully complete this task, learn new skills and gain new friends. More information on his work and research can be found at iwastherefilms.org/
I am forever grateful for this opportunity to attend this awesome and inspiring event. There were times where I was almost brought to tears ( shhhh.... don't tell anyone :-) ) due to the overwhelming passion that was felt for helping and healing. I get so motivated when I meet people who have overcome tremendous pain, to add a bit more beauty to the world. The brightest lights shine in darkness. It is even better to be among a thriving community of people who have chosen to shine their lights in order to facilitate a space that nurtures those who have given so much. We are only as great as the lives that we are able to touch. I thank this experience for that reminder. #SelflessService