John Mulligan had hit rock bottom and was down to his last seven dollars. Living with the effects of PTSD from his time in law enforcement, instead of turning to the bottle or another destructive habit, “Johnny Utah” picked up his bow. It started a fire in the Kentucky native that has him on the path to healing and purpose in the archery and outdoor world.
When dedicated men band together around a common vision, purpose is found, and lives are transformed.
See how Air Force Veteran Kyle Mindiola and the Archery Origins team are bringing healing and therapy to Veterans with PTSD through the sport of archery.
After accomplishing everything in his life on two healthy legs, Navy Veteran Aaron Ritter lost his will to live when a horrific accident left him as a lower leg amputee.
Thanks to the love of a woman, his passion for archery and the outdoors, and running, Ritter is inspiring others as he continues the fight against PTSD with a LIMB-Itless attitude.
You can follow Aaron Ritter and LIMB-itless Outdoors on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and visit limbitlessoutdoors.com
A horrific, lifechanging incident in Iraq would propel Tyson Trunkhill down a path of darkness, isolation, and alcoholism. Volunteering for a service dog organization would lead to his PTSD diagnosis and start the slow path to recovery. Closing in on five years of sobriety and with the help of his own dog, his family and the sport of archery, the Iowa National Guard Veteran started The Dust-Off Project, introducing others to the sport that he credits for changing his.
Not familiar with the Honor Flight Network? You owe it to yourself and the men and women who have served our country to see this film. Follow HHAUSA Founder Chris Hamm as he travels to Washington DC on the Old Glory Honor Flight alongside 100 Vietnam Veterans to visit the war memorials. This emotional journey is just one of the countless missions in the Honor Flight’s history, having now sent over 250,000 WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans on this trip of a lifetime.
Hear Chad Stillman’s emotional story and how a shooting in the line of duty would impact the rest of his life. Suffering from PTSD, Stillman credits a passion for the outdoors, family, and most importantly his faith as the reason for why he’s here today. Living out his mantra to “make it count,” Chad is using his incident and how he has navigated life since then to positively impact the lives of others affected by similar traumas.
Injured in Iraq in 2007, David Wootten was recovering stateside when seven of his closest friends and brothers died in a tragic accident. Suffering from survivor’s guilt and PTSD, Wootten’s life spiraled out of control, consumed by a dangerous mix of pills and alcohol, bringing him to the verge of suicide. An ultimatum from his wife, an introduction to archery and a new life found in Jesus Christ saved David’s life. Not without challenges but a changed man today, Wootten’s path to recovery is an inspiring one and proof that no one is too lost to be found.