Actress Kerry Cahill of the Oscar-nominated film Mudbound and The Walking Dead is to attend Walker Stalker Con 2018. She will be partnering with Help Heal Veterans handing out therapeutic craft kits to veterans as well as signing autographs.
Cahill is passionate about the movement to support the veterans’ health, inspired by her father a veteran who was killed during a terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009. Cahill wants to carry out her father’s legacy. In memory of her father, Cahill partnered with Help Heal Veterans in 2017 to create a wristband craft kit that replicates the one her father wore.
Cahill says, “Veterans need our support during the transitions to civilian life, they fought for us; now we fight for them. Too many veterans lose their life to depression and PTSD. HHV can assist veterans through the use of therapeutic craft therapy. I am honored to have the opportunity to support a cause dear to my heart.”
Heal Vets provides arts and crafts therapy kits to help the rehabilitation of veterans. From those recuperating from injuries such as PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. Heal Vets arts and crafts also provide treatment for veterans suffering from memory loss, stroke or extremity weakness. Help Vets has distributed more than 31 million kits since 1971 from hundreds of craft categories.