PARKER - An organization that has seen great success treating veterans diagnosed with PTSD is hoping to have success raising donations to grow the program. Combat Veterans Cowboy Up is a non-profit organization that utilizes equine assisted psychotherapy to help veterans.
The organization was founded in 2008 by a Vietnam veteran, John Nash. Nash was able to use equine assisted psychotherapy to help with his own PTSD and is now offering it, at no charge, to veterans of all conflicts.
"The traumas are the same even though we're different generations, we're different wars and we're different countries. It is all the same. War is the same no matter where it is," Nash said.
The organization is going to host a fund raiser, Pony Up for Cowboy Up. The funds raised will be used to offer equine assisted psychotherapy to more veterans. The fundraiser will be held Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.
Music and barbecue will be available during the event which will be held at Grant Hall at Four Mile Historic Park.
For more information about the fundraiser and the services offered by the organization, visit their website at http://combatveteranscowboyup.org/
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