Imagine being a combat veteran who has survived an attack and seen his fellow soldiers who were fighting beside him killed or seriously injured. You come home to familiar environs, only you’re no longer the same. You experience flashbacks. You are hypervigilant, constantly scanning your surroundings for cues of danger in the facial expressions, body language and tone of voice of others. The doctor diagnoses it as PTSD. You have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You’re distant. Suicidal. You slowly lose hope. Can anything be done?
Our dream here is to create a 20-acre oasis for homeless and suicidal veterans to find shelter in a calm, peaceful and untroubled environment where they can not only be themselves, but better themselves through counseling and therapy programs with service dogs and horses.
Josh has been through so much, and life has been very serious for him. We have never been surrounded by so much love, and by people who truly care. And, we have not laughed that hard in years!
Sometimes I covered my mouth as I was laughing so hard but at one point I didn’t care. I needed that laugh. As a service connected disabled Veteran with PTSD I can’t begin to express how much I appreciated that show. I drove over 500 miles that day but it was all worth it. PRICELESS. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.