Former Army medic, experiencing PTSD himself, encourages other veterans to seek help if they need it



May is military appreciation month — and to honor the sacrifice of our veterans, we’re putting a spotlight on a battle so many of them face: post-traumatic stress disorder.

Between seven and eight percent of the population experience PTSD – and that number is even higher for veterans.

Paul Sparks, from northwest Ohio, is one of those veterans.

After serving three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army medic, Sparks had seen a lot of action.

It’s why he didn’t hesitate to help when he witnessed the aftermath of a motorcycle driver colliding with a car in Springfield Township just over one year ago.

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