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Friday, March 14, 2014

War Vet Turns His Life Around By Hiking with a Cat and Dog

Being in a relationship with a war vet who has served the US Army 18 years, went to war 5 times, and suffers from PTSD as well, this story really touched my heart!





























"When Stephen Simmons came home from the Iraq War, he struggled to find his place in society. Fighting overseas had conditioned him to expect adrenaline-filled days, so returning to a quiet civilian life was a challenge. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) only compounded the struggle. Stephen turned to running and hiking in Oregon's high mountains with his loving pets - a dog named Puppi and a cat named Burma. Adventure therapy revealed to him that beneath the depression, he really did care what happened to his life. He says, "Adventure therapy has given me immense hope for the future, and a newfound determination to overcome my situation."




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War Vet Turns His Life Around By Hiking with a Cat and Dog

Being in a relationship with a war vet who has served the US Army 18 years, went to war 5 times, and suffers from PTSD as well, this story really touched my heart!





























"When Stephen Simmons came home from the Iraq War, he struggled to find his place in society. Fighting overseas had conditioned him to expect adrenaline-filled days, so returning to a quiet civilian life was a challenge. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) only compounded the struggle. Stephen turned to running and hiking in Oregon's high mountains with his loving pets - a dog named Puppi and a cat named Burma. Adventure therapy revealed to him that beneath the depression, he really did care what happened to his life. He says, "Adventure therapy has given me immense hope for the future, and a newfound determination to overcome my situation."




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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni