Extreme Team gives back to Iraq War veteran
SPOKANE, Wash. — On Thursday the KXLY 4 Extreme Team visited Michael Carroll, an Iraq War veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“They told me I had PTSD, and I actually asked the Doctor how long I had to live, because I didn’t even know what it was. It was new, and all I knew was that it was the end of my career. I had to learn all over again what do to,” Carroll said.
In addition to PTSD, Doctors told Carroll he suffered internal heat damage. This damage came from a combination of the 130 degree climate he was based in, and the heat from the engine in his Bradley Infantry Fighting vehicle. Though his injuries are a challenge, Carroll said he finds joy in helping other local veterans.
“Whenever we can give that guy the feeling of security; not feeling like he has to run all the time and hide. Where he can actually reach out and become a part of the community again, and enjoy the society that they live in. That’s more important to me than money,” Carroll said.
The Extreme Team enjoyed helping Carroll as much as Carroll enjoys helping other Wounded Warriors.
Carroll developed tender lungs during his time overseas from all the smoke, dust, and dirt he was surrounded by. To help, Zerorez came and cleaned his carpets while the Fireplace Center in Spokane also came in to fix the family’s fireplace. The fan was also repaired as it was so loud it was actually a trigger for Carroll.
Once other repairs around the house were completed, Maid Naturally cleaned the home with all-natural cleaning products.