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Captain Adrian vessels software from also beset with -- Of a speech impediment of course which is part of an hopeful really well what -- corner.
But -- -- -- -- and his wife and your and in -- do you are -- ago.
Wonderful -- tell me about your situation.
Well I've been having -- -- both posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries ultimate -- plans to rack for which in two spot to -- 62 20078.
-- and -- spent three weeks at Walter -- the support of clinical center being treated for post traumatic stress disorder and they they chose me to come back here and and represented those who can't speak.
Where you're exposed to a -- the explosion.
-- I've been exposed to many of I've been blowing about 37 times probably.
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Polonium directly news.
And so so I couldn't even begin to -- which one isn't actually got TBI.
Probably most of them and if it probably numbered anyway.
Operated on me Mecca dumb statement -- line.
-- -- or not but uses an adult -- economy that's the the challenges all of us with posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury fight all the time because outwardly mean look fine.
That's why -- call it's called the invisible.
But inside we're not -- It it makes it much more difficult for all of us to get -- and we.
It is necessary.
And not through any fault of the system but we look at ourselves in -- state line.
And it's very difficult for it for -- say I need to you need you help I need and -- genetic.
Because -- wounded.
-- somebody's who's been shot it's.
It's even more difficult because sometimes the states it takes years to manifest.
Then there are groups or weren't mr.
I -- -- -- -- the army navy football game in 2008.
Also what's been -- -- rules.
-- It's it's a challenge you know.
It's he's wonderfully they open I'm very fortunate you know that he's going to communicate with me.
Something that affects the entire family time and it's not just the soldiers.
I think that this center -- is doing a wonderful job.
Concentrating on the whole thing you know not just healing the warriors you know that -- helping bring back families together not just returning.
You know soldiers are warriors that really helping them into and it's one of my experience has been you know challenging.
You know they -- -- When -- -- and and obviously.
On my mind -- -- you are penciled him in the year that.
When did you -- him.
In ten years that there's ten years or -- -- listed in 2000 I was as a combat -- its military academy time I was just indecisive.
All carriers still icy and sold them wondered why did you decide to award only reserves -- -- it.
Aren't they -- yet it's complicating a couple trips for Iraq were involved.
You know and it's just finding finding the right time and the right words to make this situation why did you feel about unity which are -- -- on.
And tell -- And I feel I mean when when you let someone there's there's no you know option.
Time but -- harvest it goes.
There's -- reason we have a captive audience that -- like forward and Stan.
And -- -- because it was a -- which -- and yes.
And I I think that I actually might -- -- and it and you kind of as -- -- but -- definitely was you and me.
I think a lot of spouses don't know what it.
When there's soldiers are coming -- they expect things to -- Or warriors and they come on -- -- to be the same.
And they're different body experiences that you -- you know it's not important that I know what they are specifically it's nice if I can be told things by.
Just know that it's not sinkers and coming back sometimes it stands at all what do you do one.
I was museum director -- -- yet -- village in New Jersey but but now I'm.
Want a bill Fox News anchor I would love they wanted to let Sawyer general levels of Fox News -- -- -- it here that mom and -- plan all how.
To a commodity stress also.
What are some.
And it's very complicated question -- it I guess better -- how does it not manifest itself in such a multifaceted.
Condition it affects every single aspect of your life you can.
But you can all -- also -- -- -- -- physiological symptoms that are associated -- -- you know you can have.
The unexplained rashes realize stomach problems yours that are you know batteries IE related side it really is a whole gamut symptoms.
And having PT SD rule in it in it it'll affect your entire life there's absolutely no way to get around.
Around this disease and team or around his wounded stated.
Unity and he did even nail down like water -- -- disease it's just -- it's being an anxiety disorder.
It affects your entire body you know -- when it wants settings -- starts to build it doesn't matter.
Where -- It is and how -- -- is going to manifest itself in -- -- itself differently in different people but you both real.
Of them -- -- private donations as opposed.
I think it's truly incredible I think it's as a warrior it's amazing for me looking on this facility it's -- This is the American people saying thank you.
And -- it and try and welcoming us home and helping us transition from being those who execute.
National policy to to welcome back to be city's respected citizens of our country once again helping us become.
Fox and members of society and for you know for those of us who have a lot more problems associated with the deployments.
It is it's it's incredible it's actually incredible -- -- I remember one or.
-- centrally in the years ago so we need ten million dollars for others centered -- books and articles.
And I said to have had army official and and Bill White -- Why does the government do this isn't just about to you know get a -- two point point -- wanted to demonstrate to citizens.
Of this constantly.
The -- men and women who serve us well there.
Regardless of your role about how anybody feels about the war itself.
But thank you for your service this country.
The governor adorable couples -- the cut line you're wonderful spokesman thank you for for not only those.
Do -- model -- but for but for the army.
All over again I'd I'd I'd take is a great honor to be able -- Guide to speaking kind of represented -- with PD CTV I because there are many who.
Who cannot who can't be up here and so we I'm I'm -- to -- to be represented about a deal to help interpret adult Diane and -- that's like all -- wanna I wanna help.
People with posttraumatic stress disorder with TV I don't know how but that's how -- wanted to thank you both very much doubles -- -- you there.
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