After a grueling combat tour in Afghanistan, Steve Flory’s road to recovery was a long one. When he was told he was ineligible for traditional treatment programs, he decided to fix himself; ultimately leading to a career in fitness and a passion for helping fellow veterans.
After returning from his second deployment in Afghanistan as a combat engineer, Justen Caris took his own life, leaving behind a devastated family who question the efficacy of traditional PTSD programs for veterans.
After losing both of his parents to illness, Chris Fountain used the lessons they instilled in him to climb the ranks at his dishwashing job- eventually leading to a career as a professional hibachi chef and sushi roller.
Coming from a broken home in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, Chris Rodriguez’s situation was less than ideal. But throughout all of the struggles and obstacles, he’s been able to use his talents as a street artist to rise above, and not become just another statistic.
Following his father’s death, HoChan Jang and his family immigrated to the United States in hopes of finding a better life. His mother provided for the family with her restaurant, and destiny had it that HoChan would do the same.
Addiction is something that continues to have detrimental affect on our communities. I’m sure we can all think of someone who has lost their battle with addiction. We’ve lost family members and close friends to it. We’re hoping this project will do some good.