It was a stressful process for I had thought I would not receive a ticket for BM following the opening day sales where 65000 tickets were sold in 15 minutes. This was overwhelming but I felt if I planned for the trip anyway, that I could manifest the opportunity to attend.
As a disabled vet, my income is limited so my thoughts to all other hopefuls is if you are in my situation, on a limited budget, apply for a low income ticket, nothing to be ashamed about. Catch: only one ticket per applicant. Still, this presented to chance for me to attend, a reset for the PTSD, closure to my desert experience and the opportunity to shine as a photographer.