After a traumatic experience, you will go through a period of transition. The Vatic Foundation backs individuals during the transitional phase who are wanting to start a new future by helping connect them with cycling recovery.
The heart of the VATIC Foundation is to offer a lending hand to any individual recovering from a trauma-related injury.
Introduce trauma survivors to cycling;
Ensure new career paths are met;
Encourage participation in our community;
Contribute a positive means for coping;
Protect people from further psychological harm;
Make sure you're not alone after a traumatic event.
What does this mean for the VATIC Foundation? It's a cut-and-dried response; Our goal is to remain outspoken about mental health, trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, while delivering the groundwork, strength, courage, or even the confidence we depend upon during a period of desolation.
On August 4th, 2019 Brian Nadon and Ginger-Bella finished cycling 10,500km's throughout the USA and 18,550km's through North America. During this 'PTSD Awareness Tour' the message has always been the same.
"PTSD is not a disorder, it's an injury that often gets diagnosed incorrectly." - Brian Nadon
The Vatic Foundation is on a 4-year awareness campaign around the world.
Stage 1 - Golden Tour was completed September 22, 2018
Stage 2 - Paws Across America completed August 11, 2019
Stage 3 - 2020 - Start date TBA (Europe - Middle East)
Stage 4 - TBA (Asia - Australia)
Stage 5 - TBA (Central/South America)
Please continue to follow Brian Nadon and Ginger as they provide a face for PTSD / Complex-PTSD survivors who are sometimes struggling to understand, they're not alone.
Ginger-Bella and Brian Nadon completed the 7,850km Golden Tour PTSD awareness campaign across Canada on September 22, 2018!
All we can say, is thank-you to everyone who touched our hearts and spoke to us about their own trauma and PTSD related injuries.
Below is a link to the Global Nation News report on the completion to our ride.
Brian Nadon and Ginger-Bella completed 10,500km throughout the USA on August 11th, 2019!.
I feel this will always be one of our most difficult stages of the world tour. Crisscrossing North America over the past year has presented numerous adventures; endless stories, and many tears. But the trauma ridden culture hidden within the American society is something I've learned from and will never forget.
Thank you to every positive person who embraced Ginger and I during this tour!
As a nonprofit, the VATIC Foundation mission is to provide educational grants for people suffering from PTSD and trauma-related illnesses.
We work for people in need of someone to believe in them, and as such, help them believe and pursue a healthy and hopeful future.
Our aim is to bring awareness and help break the negative cycles and attitudes that often surround mental-health.
We will continue to challenge the harmful stigma burdening those trying to heal as we work toward exploring ways to end the depression caused by PTSD and Complex-PTSD.
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PTSD - Alone with thoughts of what should have long been forgotten.
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Together, we can make a difference.
“The power of cycling can change the world.” - Brian Nadon