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PTSD Veteran Athletes

I felt extremely lucky to be teamed up on this video with such an amazing story and man who wants to help others, Russ Davies. Check out his story and what he's going to do with PTSD Veteran Athletes!

Helping others never goes out of style. The purpose of life is to be useful, honorable, compassionate, and to have hopefully made some kind of difference even in the smallest of ways. You'll never lose helping others. Post traumatic stress disorder effects every veteran returning from combat. Russell Davies explains his story of how his outdoor lifestyle and journey though the military eventually lead to the creation of Professional Transformation Sports Development (PTSD,) a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans find their own personal escape though extreme outdoor sports. "We need to change the stigma surrounding veterans returning from war. We need to turn tragedy into triumph. I have a solution."

Watch the video below:

If you are a veteran who would like to register for one of our programs or someone looking to contribute donations please visit their website! Click Here.

Getting outside is one of the best therapies for veterans and for the human soul in general. If you're a Veteran or you know a veteran who could benefit from seeing this video or by contacting PTSD Veteran Athletes, please do not hesitate! Russ is a great man and will take care of you, as well as help you in the sport you are interested in getting involved in. Right now they're offering skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and more. Pick your hearts desire!

We were lucky to film some of this in Portland, Oregon and some from Russ' home town in Idaho. The weather, the crew and the landscape were way to gorgeous to pass on the amazing adventure. They even got me to kayak for the first time, in the river, and it was something to remember. Couldn't speak more higher of the River Roots Film Crew and of the owner of PTSD Veteran Athletes.

Happy Veterans day to all my brothers and sisters.

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