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3/11/16 The Rocci Stucci Show: (Friday) Guest Ken Meyer

March 12, 2016 @ 12:31 am

On this episode of  the Rocci Stucci Show, we will be bringing a guest on Ken Meyer, who will be doing a 628 mile "Never Quit March for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) Awareness" Walk.

Ken: I am paying tribute to the 19 servicemen who lost their lives during Operation Red Wings on 6/28/05, and the 22 veterans who lose their battle to PTS every day.

During my 628 mile march, I will alternate between walking 19 miles per day and 22 miles per day. Along the way, I will be spreading awareness for PTS.

I will start the journey at my VFW Post 4709, in Conroe and end at Crystal Beach in time for Texas Frog Fest 2016. All proceeds from fundraising will be donated to the Lone Survivor Foundation to help their mission to restore, empower, and renew hope for our wounded service members.

So far, I have planned stops at Texas A&M University, Austin, Ft. Hood/ Killeen, Midlothian, back down to Houston and ending up at Crystal Beach to enjoy Texas Frog Fest 2016.

I will continue to post updates as they become available.
If you would like to join me for part of the adventure, you are more than welcome.

I am a U.S. Air Force Security Police veteran diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Over the years, I have worked in the safety profession and have worked the World Trade Center Emergency Response, Hurricane's Katrina and Rita and many on-the-job fatality investigations. In 2007, I was attacked by a grizzly bear in Montana. This event took me from a mild PTS diagnosis to severe. After the bear attack, my mind showed me to the dark side of Post Traumatic Stress where I felt that I was a burden on my family. After becoming suicidal, I feel as if God intervened and had bigger and better plans for me. Fortunately, I had a strong, supportive family who would not give up on me. It was then that I sought out counseling and worked my way to becoming a productive member of society. I was also introduced to the Lone Survivor Foundation where I started volunteering. This helped me have a purpose. I still have good days and bad days and have to remind myself of my diagnosis so I can keep myself in check. Learning and knowing my symptoms has also assisted my family in helping me on those bad days. I am human and I make mistakes. However, I try my best to learn from my mistakes. I live by the "Never Quit" motto. When I say that I'm going to do something, I do it to the best of my abilities without quitting. Now, I feel it is my mission to help others like me.

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