No Place Like Home Welcome Back Card
Inside Text: You have always been in our thoughts and we are so happy to have you back with us. Welcome home.
This card was co-designed by a U.S. Veteran and a designer. Together, the two collaborated to share a hero's story meant to inspire, motivate, & bless others.
Veteran: Chris Stephenson, U.S. Marines
Artist: Laura Wilusz, Sam Ging
"No Place Like Home"
While deployed in Iraq, U.S. Marine Chris Stephenson and his convoy were hit by IEDS. He was thrown from the vehicle and suffered severe internal and external injuries.
The design encapsulates this life-changing moment. The jagged lines represent the splitting of the Humvee, the dotted lines his unconnected memories. The flowers are the daisy chain of IEDS that his vehicle hit. The swirls are the whirlwind recovery process that will never end for him. At the foundation of everything is the flag, representing all U.S. Veterans who know there's no place like home.