Feb 17, 2015
, Last Updated: 7:33 PM ET
EDMONTON — Armed forces members coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and operational stress injuries (OSI) are healing with help from horses.
Wounded Warriors Canada is donating $ 170,000 to Can Praxis, an Alberta-based equine program that supports ill and injured soldiers, veterans and their families.
The program aims to help improve interpersonal communication and reduce conflict in relationships.
Wounded Warriors national program director Phil Ralph says the funding has helped 80 couples already.
“No matter where a serving or retired Canadian Armed Forces member resides, this programs is accessible at no cost,” Ralph said.
For Edmonton-based soldier Paul Owen, who completed the first of three phases with his wife in October, it’s meant more confidence to deal with everyday life.
“I suffered silently with PTSD for three years,” Owen said. “It opened my eyes to a whole new world.”
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