Friday, July 29, 2005

Mtv's True Life shows amputee soldiers back from Iraq

From MTV's Website:

I'm Home from Iraq
Nearly every day, they come home. But after fighting a brutal war in a hostile land, thousands of young American veterans are finding out just how difficult it is to put that experience behind them. On this episode of True Life, we'll meet three servicemen who are hoping to move on with their lives after spending months in battle on the ground in Iraq.

Charles is home after serving two intense tours of duty -- but now may be forced to go back for a third. His family is worried that he's suffered emotional trauma from combat. Can Charles adjust to life in the States or will the threat of returning to the war be too much for him to handle?

Bryan is hoping to reestablish his relationship with his girlfriend after they spent so much time apart while he was overseas. But Brian may have to go back and fight as well. Will they be torn apart yet again by another deployment to Iraq?

Joey is lucky to be alive after losing two legs and an arm when his tank encountered a land mine. After enduring dozens of surgeries, he is still perserving, even though he now faces over a year of intense and painful rehabilitation. Will Joey be able to learn to walk with only one functioning limb?

Their lives have been changed forever by their experiences at war -- but now they're expected to get back to normal. Is that really possible?

Check out this special episode of True Life premiering at 10pm on Thursday, June 30.

Find support through the National Military Family Association.
Find resources through the Iraq War Veterans Organization.
Get help through the National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs.
Visit the True Life Homepage
If you or someone you care about is in emotional distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours, 7 days a week. With help comes hope.

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