THIS IS JAY'S STORY
Making a Difference
Jay, a United States Army Veteran and 20-year veteran firefighter, EMT and paramedic, found himself suddenly homeless after serving his country and his community. While serving in the fire department, he was one of the heroic first responders at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Jay's life was profoundly affected by the events of that horrific day and he was eventually diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after experiencing daily flashbacks and nightmares. The disease of addiction took hold of him as he struggled to cope with the unimaginable trauma he had witnessed and experienced throughout his military and fire department careers. [continued]