Luz graduated high school with an associate degree in arts. But a week before their first midterms in 2014, Jo Anna was near the university. Both dropped out of college.“We lost our scholarships,” Luz said.
“In almost every case of PTSD there is a ‘ripple’ effect of secondary trauma experienced by the patient’s partner,” explains Prof Gordon Turnbull of Capio Nightingale Hospital in London, a leading expert in PTSD.
I remember the first time I was woken by Simon crying out: this awful, blood-curdling scream.
Suddenly he was back in the war zone with a gun in his hand and a woman in front of him, covered in blood.
According to American statistics, one in five veterans of the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffers from PTSD.
At the time Buckden, who had served as a soldier in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and the First Gulf War, was undergoing cancer treatment.