Sunday, April 17, 2016

Special Forces Veteran Goes From Texas to Liberty Fighting PTSD

Veteran stops in Pinellas during record paddleboarding trip
FOX 13 News
By: Kellie Cowan
POSTED:APR 16 2016

"That was like the lights finally coming on for the first time in a long time in a dark room and it was a wonderful place," said Collins
CLEARWATER (FOX 13) - After 20 years of Special Forces service, which included tours in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq, Josh Collins is now taking on the biggest mission of his life: a 3,500-mile paddleboard trek that will take him from Corpus Christie, TX to the Statue of Liberty on his paddle board.

It's all in the name of bringing awareness to fellow soldiers who, like him, suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Collins says Task Dagger Force, a charity dedicated to helping wounded Special Forces veterans and their families, helped save his life.

He's now hoping his recover story will inspire others suffering from TBI and PTSD as well.
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