Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Riding My Way Back - a New Documentary Film

 I'm not a huge movie fan but this new documentary looks enticing.  If you live in the New York City area, there will be a special showing on Monday, November 10th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm with a panel discussion to follow, $25 per person, free for veterans (love that).  For more on the event go to www.gallopnyc.org. Veterans can email for free tickets: rsvp@gallopnyc.org.  Here's a link to the website where you can view a trailer.

Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide.  In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb.  At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors:  a horse named Fred.  Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him. 

Thank you Gallop NYC and everyone involved with this film for supporting the real heroes in our country.  We all know it's not the politicians (sorry but I had to say that, today, on election day).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for making us aware, with this post.

    It is amazing how much animals can help with communication, mental health, and happiness. I look forward to seeing this film if/when it is released to the general public.

    Is there a link? I will check out the website....



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