Russell Davies wanted to give other veterans the same healing and fulfillment he felt out on in his kayak navigating rapids in the wilderness. With that goal in mind he created PTSD, or Professional Transformation with Sports Development. PTSD is a non-profit aimed at helping veterans deal with depression and intervening with veterans at risk of suicide.
In this episode Russell and I discuss his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, his transition out of the Army, his discovery of the soothing yet dangerous world of kayaking wilderness rapids, and the creation of the organization PTSD.
There is also a portion of this show where we discuss the filler word veterans are known to use, the F-Bomb. We drop a few but it’s all in good fun and to point out the problem we face when trying to find new conversation filler words like “um” and “uh.”
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