I am so thankful to see there is a place to heal, a place of hope, a place to be understood and I get to be a small part of it.
Being retired from the US Navy I have seen my share of fellow military members who needed help after experiencing only what one can call a normal day in the life of someone enlisted in the military.
I feel like Warriors Heart came into my life just when I needed it to.
Warriors Heart is a special place and I knew it as soon as I set foot on the property. This place is all about excellence and passion and it shows in every detail—from front to back.
As a U.S. Army veteran as well as being a former police officer, I’ve seen all too often the pain and suffering that my fellow warriors have experienced due to PTSD and addiction. I was perplexed and frustrated because I wanted to help, in some way, to assist them in dealing with the demons that they were forced to live with.
My Why is simple: to find the key to unlock and release any and all pain associated with PTSD.
While I am not the person you’d call in an emergency situation, I can give back to those like my brother and my life partner and my community in other ways. Warriors Heart is one of those ways.
Being a family member that lost my brother, Sgt. Bobby Gene Swanson, Jr. in Vietnam, I feel that God has allowed me to come full circle, and give back by serving the men and women who sacrifice every day to give us our freedom.
My Why? Our Veterans and First Responders deserve the absolute best for their sacrifices.
I spent much of my youth wondering what I wanted to do with my life. When I graduated high school, I felt like I had a world of possibilities and all that I had to do was make a decision. I knew that I wanted to get married, have a family, graduate college and make a lot of money. What I failed to realize was that my goals were impossible to achieve because I chose to drink alcohol nearly every day.