Working Together To Heal With A Purpose
Roll Out PTSD started as an idea in 2017. Michael Ledford, founder and combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; that all veterans, specifically combat veterans like himself essentially need a specific type of healing. Our mission is to create or rebuild the sense of family and community, to feel welcomed and loved once again, and to break with the painful reality of trauma caused by extremely distressing experiences, which can significantly deteriorate the quality of life and pursuit of happiness. The program focuses on providing veterans with a safe, exciting, and effective space to facilitate the idea of really living with trauma.
The goal is to alleviate and organize individuals, their families, and any person suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to cope and maintain a healthy lifestyle, enjoy interactions with other individuals, and have fun. Roll Out PTSD incorporates the help of various professionals in the areas of mental health, sports, and arts to allow veterans to experience activities in Puerto Rico. Participants will interact with nature and grow with communities to foster team building and a sense of relief from everyday stresses to strategically achieve goals and find hope for a better tomorrow. Through partnerships with local providers and professionals, Roll Out PTSD will be a one-stop networking family that will enable experiences through nature healing events such as hiking, kayaking, surfing, and equine-assisted therapy. As well as well-being activities like yoga, gourmet and nutritional cuisine, and participation in diverse humanitarian and community efforts.
“Roll Out PTSD is ultimately, veterans working together to heal with a purpose. Going back into our elements to help the weak. Comradery in Life is our motto. Our mission is to bring awareness of PTSD, which is as real as any visible injury.”