28 July 2015

It's a Big Deal

Most of you are familiar with Chris Kyle, the Navy sniper who wrote the book "American Sniper."
You're probably also aware that he, as a combat veteran with PTSD, was working with other veterans suffering from that.
From wikipedia: Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle (April 8, 1974 − February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.


You probably also know that he and a friend were working with a traumatized veteran who turned on them, and killed them both.

Now here's some more to the story:

In Anchorage today, the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital will be officially dedicated by Mrs. Taya Kyle (Chris' widow), along with a number of invited dignitaries and friends.

Taya Kyle


From the hospital's website:
Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital provides an intensive dual track treatment program for military service members and veterans, who have experienced trauma and are in need of detoxification and/or rehabilitation for substance abuse.

[snip]  Holistic in nature, the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital is attentive to needs of the whole self—the mind, the body and the spirit, and therefore, provides services that enhance the mind, strengthen the body, and empower the spirit.

 A facility to treat the effects of post-traumatic stress is sorely needed, and it's wonderful to see this.


13 comments:

Vicki said...

How wonderful that something so good can come out of something so bad.

God does some really neat stuff, doesn't He.

Rev. Paul said...

Exactly, ma'am; thank you.

Stephen said...

Excellent. I haven't as yet seen the movie of his life. Maybe soon.

Stephen said...

BTW, I like the new look of your blog....

Rev. Paul said...

Stephen, I'm told his book is better than the movie, which isn't terribly surprising. Re: the blog, I only realized yesterday I'd chosen the same template you use.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

How wonderful Taya Kyle was there to dedicate the Chris Kyle Patriots Hosptial.

Both Chris, and Chad will never be forgotten!

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Sandy. Everyone was very pleased when Taya agreed to be here for the dedication. It should be a great ceremony.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Good to see something needed in Alaska for a long time come online.

Rev. Paul said...

I concur, sir. These PTSD sufferers were being flown to Seattle for treatment. It's far better for them to stay so close to home.

Old NFO said...

That is great news!

Rev. Paul said...

I thought you'd appreciate it. :)

Murphy's Law said...

Good news indeed. Did anyone check to see if that Douchebag, Jesse Ventura, was available for comment?

Rev. Paul said...

ML, nobody wanted to soil themselves ... so, no. :)