Founders: James Donley
Growing up I never understood or appreciated the risks and sacrifices my Dad took to serve our country. Serving as a marine deployed in combat situations, as a police officer in Philadelphia and then as a firefighter, his life was on the line in one way or another my entire life.
What if one day; instead of him coming home to distract me from working on homework or beginning his regular lawn care regimen, we were met with strangers, or a phone call with news that could change our family forever.
He never shared details, never wanted to burden us with the fears or worries of the realities he faced every day. It’s only been recently, 25 years later, he’s begun to share stories of boot camp, training, deployment, travels, and the tragic loss of friends.
Today, this reality is shared by so many families and friends of those serving our country overseas.
SOME ARE AWARE, AND OTHERS LIKE I WAS, UNAWARE OF THE RISK AND SACRIFICES BEING MADE FOR EACH ONE OF THEM. MEMOIRES AND VOICES THAT MAY NEVER MAKE IT HOME.
With this in mind, the mission TimeCapsules was born and each element of the application developed. Myself, Sandy Wheeler, and Devon Blake have a goal of preserving the voices of those serving overseas and putting their lives on the line for our country. It can never replace the joys and experiences of having our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, and other family members with us in our lives, but it can allow them to, in a way, remain with us and encourage and guide us at important events in our lives.
I am excited to invite you to partner with us to get this application in the hands of our first round of deployed personnel and enable its continued development and give those who risk so much, peace of mind that their voice and their legacy will be heard by their loved ones and future generations.