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According to the Wounder Warrior's Website, "In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated
 as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-
related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are
 believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment."

Definitions (By Mayo Clinic Staff) 
PTSD- "Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event." 
TBI- Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, can cause traumatic brain injury.

Numbers & Statistics National Center for PTSD (from United States Department of Veteran Affairs website)
The number of Veterans with PTSD varies by service era: 
Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF): About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD in a given year. 
Gulf War (Desert Storm): About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans (or 12%) have PTSD in a given year. 
Vietnam War: About 15 out of every 100 Vietnam Veterans (or 15%) were currently diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime.

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Our fathers served in War. We were raised to respect our armed forces. A few years ago when I realized the depth of trouble the VA and our veterans were in, I committed to using my training and education to support our troops. Serving in the military taught our fathers to ask "what can we do to serve others"... that is why we are doing what we are doing. - John Brooks
The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) also evaluated treatment of members of the Georgia National Guard where deployments averaged two years or more. The study revealed that 100 percent of soldiers who completed therapy had dramatically reduced stress levels. Animal-assisted therapy has shown evidenced-based efficacy in patients including war veterans with PTSD, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders, dissociative disorders, and other chronic mental illnesses.