At Warriors Heart, my Why is this: “Because every addict/alcoholic deserves to recover and no warrior should lose their lives to this disease.”
Why? Because I need to give back what has so freely been given to me and mine. I’m so blessed to be in the position to give back.
I am a US Army Veteran, former Police Officer and Corrections Officer. I am a father, husband, son and recovering opiate addict. I have served 5 tours of duty in Iraq, Cuba and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom as a Military Police Officer.
I truly hope that someone reading this will find their way to treatment and get their life back as well. This disease of addiction truly is cunning, baffling and powerful. Don’t let one more day go by.
I sometimes have been asked why I am no longer in Law Enforcement and what am I doing today. The answer has always been really simple. After I explain “My Why,” people understand and almost always have a certain respect for my life’s mission.
I am proud to say that today I am moving forward with Warriors Heart and helping soldiers and first responders around the country. I have been blessed by the grace of God to be able to impact so many positively in the struggle.
I am committed to doing what I love and loving what I do. To follow my why.
Why am I so passionate about assisting our Warriors in healing from addiction and PTSD?
Looking back and connecting the dots, like in Steve Jobs’ commencement speech to Stanford University in 2005, was easy. I didn’t have to look very far.
Sometimes we know our path and other times we get to look back to see if we are on the right track. Looking back also is key when healing from PTSD and addiction. We know the pain, the trauma and this is one way in clearing it so we can move forward.