After Being Shot by a Sniper, He Started a Business to Help Other Veterans Beyond the Front Lines

By Sergeant (Retired) David Kendrick I deployed to Iraq in 2006 as a cavalry scout. I was shot in my legs by a sniper the following year. My recovery took over three years and during that time I saw many of my fellow veterans succumb to mental illness in the form of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.) Suicide runs rampant in the veteran community and after a group therapy session one day a veteran told me he planned to commit suicide until he heard how I recovered from my injury. After graduating from college with my bachelors, I started my professional speaking business dedicated to talking about mental health. There are some statistics you wouldn’t believe about veterans who have deployed to war. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, an average of 17.8 veterans a day die from suicide. After my first three months of giving speeches about my experience, …

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