HELPING THE HELPERS – Introducing Presumption of illness for First Responders in British Columbia
This has been a very difficult post to try and write. How do you explain in words how it feels to go from the darkest depths of the devil’s belly – after living for many years slowly losing your family, 3 attempted suicides, loosing your career, countless treatment centres, detox centres, doctors, shrinks, and more meds than your local pharmacy has in store as we speak.
Years and years of trying to prove to Worksafe BC that your Post Traumatic Stress, and all the symptoms are work related.
How does one express how it feels to travel the world, and shake many people’s hands, and tell the story to every news, radio, newspaper, website, podcast, and all social media as to how important it is that we bring more public awareness not only to PTS – but also to this Bill M203.
Last year, with the help from all of our sponsors and 100’s of volunteers the day finally came true, when we had the honour to be invited to sit and be witness to a change in history when Shane Simpson – tabled Presumption of Illness during our #ITSNOTWEAKTOSPEAK tour