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Military veteran Bruce Rolfe doesn’t know exactly what caused his PTSD to develop.
Was it the bombings? Shootings? A combination of experiences?
It got so that he couldn’t sleep at night. He was too stressed, had anxiety and couldn’t remember things.
“I didn’t realize it at the time, but PTSD was kicking in and I was angry at the military and I didn’t want to be around other people,” he says.
KAMLOOPS — The Rolling Barrage, a motorcycle ride across the country to raise money and bring more awareness to those living with post-traumatic stress disorder, has turned the engines off on the third annual ride.
The ride started in Halifax on Aug. 5 and wrapped up in Burnaby Aug. 21. The founder of The Rolling Barrage, Scott Casey, a former UN peacekeeper, says the ride has brought in about $30,000 with more donations being processed.
First you hear the rumble.
Then come the feelings – the pride, the respect and the gratitude as the motorcycles come into view.
It’s a long line of riders. They’ve come to pay respect to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in war and conflict, and to support those who came back home but whose battles have gone on.
Another example of the excellent help provided by Rally Point Retreat. View the full article from The Kings County Register.
View the CTV news item.
The Chronicle Herald published an article on Rally Point Retreat.
Down a quiet road in Shelburne County, on a quiet 48 hectares, sits a rather unassuming ranch-style house.
This is Rally Point Retreat in Sable River, a place for first responders dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder to come to relax, escape, work with their hands, or just get away for quiet time with family — whatever they need to do to get through a rough patch.
Read the full article.
Motorcyclists participating in the sixth annual memorial ride from the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby to the Afghanistan monument at Maple Grove Education Centre in Hebron received reassuring news during a ceremony honouring fallen veterans and their families. View the full article at the Digby County Courier.
Rally Point Retreat received a mention in the Merrit B.C. Herald.