Life changes. When we closed the door on our private surgical practice in Los Angeles County, it was so my husband could start on a new path as a surgeon with the U.S. Army. We had worked with veterans from WWII and on. I knew my role as an Army wife would be to help the current generation as they came home from war. Hence, this blog has been five years, and two deployments in the making.
War has a profound effect on body, mind, and spirit. Thoughts of war grip the body, tightens the muscles, and sends an unending profusion of related and non related thoughts through our minds. Every person deals with it differently: some are destructive, others aren’t. While not everyone develops PTSD, war is very much on the minds of those who experience it.
That’s why we’re here. To act as a platform for the many organizations reaching out to veterans. Many work on a shoe string, others enjoy a big budget. We’re not restricted to one type of activity: Sports, Outdoor recreation, the arts, service, any type of activity that helps you find camaraderie, a way to express yourself, that helps you find and enjoy a spot of inner peace.
One thing for sure: You’re not alone.