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Fighting A Battle Within, A Seminar To Help Combat Veterans

veterangraciebarraFighting A Battle Within, A Seminar To Help Combat Veterans

Did you know that a veteran dies by suicide every 80 minutes?  The sad part is they are veterans.  They are people that fight for our country.  Why is this rate so high? We easily forget veterans have experienced and seen things that are unimaginable to our daily reality.  Most combat veterans struggle a battle within themselves, some even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time” (http://www.ptsd.ne.gov/what-is-ptsd.html).

You can only imagine what combat veterans have experienced in their time deployed at war. Which makes it understandable why so many veterans have PTSD which can eventually lead to suicide if not treated.  Chad Robichaux, a combat veteran, an MMA fighter, author of “Redeployed” was diagnosed with PTSD after returning home from war.  With the help of mentorship and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Chad triumphed over the struggle of PTSD.  Chad decided to start an organization called the Mighty Oaks Foundation to help combat veterans like himself fight the battle within.  The Mighty Oaks Foundation is an organization that helps wounded veterans through their struggles within through programs.

Chad Robichaux will be coming to Gracie Barra San Clemente to do a donation based seminar (suggested donation of $35) as well as a book signing of his book “Redeployed”.  Our veterans serve our country, the least we can do is help provide resources that can help them in their struggles.  Our goal at Gracie Barra is to raise $5,000 for The Mighty Oaks Foundation.  By partnering with The Mighty Oaks Foundation, we can surely make a difference.  All proceeds will go to The Mighty Oaks Foundation.

To donate click http://fundly.com/martial-arts-san-clemente-fighting-battle-within?ft_pid=4tinye5e

Fighting The Battle Within Seminar

DATE: Saturday, September 21, 2013

TIME: 10 am

LOCATION: Gracie Barra San Clemente

1011 Avenida Pico, Suite A,

San Clemente Ca 92673

For more information call (949) 361-9411

 

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