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Living with PTSD: Ryan’s Story

Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with AFIMSC’s Logistics Support Branch, shares his story of living with PTSD. From being in the military, his deployments as a security forces Defender and Logistician, and being diagnosed with PTSD, Kaono is very frank about his journey and Romeo, his service dog who is now, in many ways,… Read More »

Dealing with PTSD

Miguel Folch, 40, is a paramedic, firefighter and fashion photographer in Tucson, Ariz. Folch is also a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces – the U.S. Air Force Pararescue operatives, otherwise known as the “Pararescue Jumpers.” He also suffers from combat post-traumatic stress disorder. Folch is not alone. Approximately 23 percent of the nation’s more… Read More »

“One Soldier’s PTSD Story”

One of our graduates created these sketches during her time in our program in August 2018. She regularly posts sketches on Instagram under the handle OneSoldiersPTSDStory. We are wowed by her artistry and honored to have paired her with her service dog. Source: Youtube

Military deployment is hard on family. Coming home can be even harder.

Richard Parker spent years away from his family while serving combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The impact on his family didn’t end when he returned. Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury have left Parker and his family in a constant battle to adjust to civilian life. Video by John Fitzhugh / The Sun… Read More »

Combat veteran with PTSD struggles to adjust to civilian life

After serving three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Richard Parker of Pascagoula struggles to adjust to civilian life. His family shares the impact of his PTSD and physical injuries as he works toward becoming as normal as he can. Video by John Fitzhugh / The Sun Herald Read more: https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/military/article207154284.html More from The Sun… Read More »

Wife ‘will do anything’ to help her husband, a veteran with PTSD

When Casey Kennedy of Biloxi, MS returned from Iraq with post traumatic stress and physical injuries, his wife began a battle to help save him. Amber stays at home to serve as his caregiver and vows to do whatever she can to keep him safe. Video by John Fitzhugh / The Sun Herald Read more:… Read More »

Service dogs play in important role for veterans with PTSD

U.S. Army and National Guard veteran Richard Parker of Pascagoula always wondered why Mississippi didn’t recognize service dogs for people with post-traumatic stress disorder. The state Legislature passed House Bill 944, allowing veterans with PTSD to have service dogs in public places, including businesses. The bill took effect July 1, 2018. Video by John Fitzhugh… Read More »