Battle against PTSD

June 29, 2019

Jeff Johnson was a proud and dedicated soldier who served our country in the U.S. Army. Jeff selflessly and honorably served our country in war as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he experienced firsthand the realities of combat. While Jeff returned home from war free of the burden from having lost life or limb, he returned with psychological wounds later diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and that would prove every bit as malignant as any physical injury.

In September 2014, this father, son, brother, husband, nephew, cousin, friend — and soldier — lost his battle. For the past five years, Jeff’s family and friends have sponsored a golf tournament in his honor. This effort, led by Julie Johnson and Brian Fox, has raised thousands of dollars to help veterans, active duty military and their families struggling with PTSD. Monies raised by the golf tournament have graciously been donated to At Ease USA.

On behalf of At Ease USA and those who have received services, we deeply appreciate the contributions and the work done by Julie and Brian and their family and friends to remember Jeff. He lost his battle, but his legacy lives on to help us win the war against PTSD.

Jim Dale, Bellevue

At Ease USA board member

At Ease USA supports active military, veterans and their families and loved ones with confidential, research-supported, cost-effective treatment for post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and related disorders.

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