PTSD walk in Moosomin Friday
May 12, 2022, 1:44 pm
Chad Kennedy, who is walking across the country on the Sea to Sea for PTSD walk, will arrive in Moosomin Friday afternoon.
Kennedy is expected to arrive in Moosomin around 3 pm Friday, and some local emergency responders plan to walk with him into town, and to the Legion Hall, where there will be a meet and greet event and some cheque presentations.
Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer him on as he arrives in Moosomin, and come out and meet him at the legion hall.
"I have been involved in Law Enforcement since 2004, most recently with the Alberta Sheriff Highway Patrol, now off work indefinitely while working on my healing," Kennedy says.
"Up until a few years ago I had a constant battle with anger and anxiety... I reached out for help. I was diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety in 2018. Recently I suffered a post traumatic stress injury (PTSI) after attending a horrible incident in the Canadian Rockies on July 18, 2020, fortunately I was able to receive the help I so desperately needed for my trauma.
"August of the same year I suffered a meltdown... after calming down and reevaluating the situation, it was evident that though our loved ones are at our side, our loved ones don't truly understand the beast that lives within us. Yes it's a physical injury, not a visual injury. Not all wounds are visible
"The vision is to walk across Canada alongside of some amazing warriors, raising awareness of PTS and mental health, to raise funds to help those who need treatment and to assist in creating education programs for loved ones and friends.
"Emergency Service (nurses, doctors, corrections, police, peace officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMT's, & dispatchers), Military, and Veteran Communities. It's time to tell our stories, it's time to be heard."
Kennedy is walking 6500 km across the country, from BC to St. John's, Newfoundland.