A veteran and his service dog are using music in order to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The dog owner, Marshall Boyle, is actually an ambassador for Guitars 4 Vets, a nonprofit organization that uses guitars to help veterans.
– A veteran is using his love for music and his service dog to help other veterans.
– He is the ambassador for Guitars 4 Vets.
– He has gone through a lot but is now better after he…
Boyle loved music since he was a kid. However, he could not make a career out of his love for music so he joined the Marine. After his deployment, he finished his college degree and eventually started his own business. However, during the 9/11 attack, he started having symptoms of PTSD. He also suffered from multiple injuries because he was struck by flying debris during a tornado.
He shared, “My biggest symptom of PTSD was insomnia. I went for seven days without sleep. The nightmares were awful. I was scared to sleep and I was scared not to sleep.” He also started drinking until he began bleeding internally and he also attempted suicide. He said that he believes God kept him alive because he has a mission to help others. By 2017, he received professional help and since then, he has become better.
He started Firewatch 22, a peer support group based on the findings that 22 military veterans commit suicide daily, and he also became a member of Illinois Firefighters Peer Support Group. Later, he…
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