Years ago, a friend said, "Brian, if you're not happy working, then quit." Never in my life did I believe these simple words could send me on a path of fulfillment that would change my life forever.
After much thought and the death of few-to-many childhood friends, I decided to drop everything in life, work on myself, and cycle across Canada then the world, promoting Ptsd awareness.
My personal goal is to offer hope, listen, learn, find a connection between cycling and trauma recovery, and educate our governments that a change is needed.
We've all dealt with stress, trauma, and pain. 80% of the world's population will deal with Ptsd at some point in their lives. You don't need to fight in a war to understand the effect trauma has on a community.
Complex-Ptsd, Trauma, Ptsd - you decide what name works best. Because in the end, events can change our brain function and structure, with only subtle symptoms showing up initially and more severe symptoms emerging months or years after the traumatic event. - My name is Brian Nadon, and I'm a Complex-PTSD survivor.
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt