PORTLAND, Texas — When many veterans come home from completing their service, the effects of battle can stay with them.
Here at home, one retired veteran is trying to make his way to Colorado to participate in a special study after a traumatic brain injury.
Juan Quintanilla enlisted in the United States Army back in 1995.
He as done many tours overseas going to Korea, Germany, Iraq and more.
However, in 2006, things changed.
“Then my commander and peers were noticing that something wasn't right with me,” says Juan Quintanilla
Quintanilla was diagnosed with chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
He medically retired in 2010.
Yet, he was able to find help with a program by the Marcus Institute for brain health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
“Yeah I would really like to try and make it, because from 06 to before I went it was cloudy and this program will actually open my eyes to a lot of questions of why, instead of I just got this,” says Quintanilla.
However, there's a major setback.
If Quintanilla were to go to Denver he would have to take three weeks off from work and that means work without pay.
A Gofundme page is set up to help raise funds so that way Juan can get the resources and answers that he needs, and this will help in his day to day activities.
If you would like to help click here.