Posted on: April 14, 2017 | Posted in:
On April 22, the Community Prevention and Safety Alilanc’es Sara Correll would love to have you join her for a potluck at 6:00pm and hear “Joe’s story” with conversation after, starting at 7:00pm. Their Veteran’s Nights have ALWAYS been so interesting, and so different every single time.
Sara’s good friend Joe Hudak will be telling the story about his time as a Special Forces Operator. Joe has gone through a very intense Military journey along with 11 very dangerous tours. The amount of stress he underwent is so difficult to imagine, but possibly the worst of it, was coming out of the military with a TBI, PTSD, loss of identity, and trying to figure out how to translate all the medical training and so many more skills he learned, to civilian life. Sadly, there seems to be very little help and support for our Veterans in the context of feeling safe and having a safe place to tell their stories and process their intense emotions. The physical, emotional, psychological, trauma, moral injury, and isolation caused by not knowing what to do with all the emotions, contributes to us losing 22 of our Vets every day to suicide. Joe has not only had a tremendous journey, but he also shares his story of resilience and the road back toward “normalcy.” It is truly a story of HOPE.
Potluck at 6:00pm and Joe’s story with conversation after, starting at 7:00pm.
Sara – 858-336-3060
Please RSVP by Thursday, April 19th.