Krystle and her family were like any other military family in The United States, until tragedy struck in 2012 and their world was turned upside down. William was soon attached to Wounded Warrior Battalion on Camp Pendleton for treatment. He was being treated for muscular skeletal injuries as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Not long after treatment began, he endured a horrible flashback and was admitted to the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. Krystle knew life was going to be more challenging, but she was determined to stick by William’s side, no matter what. Krystle and the kids spent the next three years trying to adjust to a new way of life while William went through intense psychological therapy using eye movement and desensitization reprocessing. Krystle quickly took on the role of caregiver for William and has found herself at times neglecting the care that she needs. Most of Military and Veteran Caregivers would not seek help simply because they did not know where to turn for help. Krystle’s motivation behind starting this foundation is to give these unique caregivers the opportunity to not only seek help to make sure they are meeting their own needs, but also to show them that they are not alone.
Ashley Nicole Moorehead