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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Horses helping veterans manage battle wounds

HOLLYWOOD, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic region is home to tens of thousands of military men and women who’ve fought through some of the longest and deadliest wars in United States history.
And while troops may be physically withdrawn from battle zones, for many, the war rages on inside. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are the so-called “signature wounds” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But getting help for these complicated neurological conditions isn’t easy.
Ask Sarah Williams, an Army veteran who served through two tours in Iraq. 

Both she and her husband, who she met and served with in Iraq, suffer from PTSD. But rather than let it define who she is, Williams has decided to do something to not just help herself, but her fellow wounded warriors.


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