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Program that teaches #woundedwarriors performance techniques used by athletes - - #SOT #vets #PTSD #mentalhealth

Program that teaches #woundedwarriors performance techniques used by athletes - - #SOT #vets #PTSD #mentalhealth

Staff Sgt. Kenny Griffith, right, hands the baton to Sgt. Christopher Ford during a relay race at the 2011 Warrior Games. Griffith, wounded in Iraq in 2008, used the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program to help him prepare for the competition. Gloria Montgomery/U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kenny Griffith was shot three times with an AK-47 during an all-night firefight while on a 2008 mission in an Iraqi village. When he returned from deployment, the memories haunted him. He suffered from anxiety, he said, and on most nights had trouble sleeping. During physical activities, breathing was difficult because of his injuries. The bullets had struck his chest and left arm, tearing 60 percent of his triceps muscle. Two years later, in preparation for the Warrior Games, a U.S. Paralympics-style competition for wounded soldiers, Griffith, 25, started...

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