My name is Paul. I am from Houston Texas and served in the US Army from 2003 to 2007. I have been deployed to combat operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
When I separated from the Army, there was a period of about 6 months were I was a functioning member of society before experiencing self-isolation, anxiety, depression, hyper-vigilance, anger, fear and the list goes on. It all hit me like a ton of bricks and I started to self-medicate and developed some terrible habits. I sought help from the VA. and my doctors told me I was suffering from PTSD.
Eventually, self-medicating landed me homeless at the age of 36 and made one last attempt to get help. Within one hour Sam Askins pulled up to my cozy wood line and yelled “Paul, GET IN THE TRUCK!”. I’ve been at Camp Hope for 4 months and today I have lasting hope, real accountability, new opportunity and real purpose. I’ve reconciled my relationship with God and my family and have a positive view for my future. I honestly love life and cannot wait to see what this will look like in a year.
Will you join Paul and help these brave men and women? Together with your generous support, we can provide hope and a home for those who have sacrificed so much while wearing the uniform of our great nation. Help us help them. Donate today!