FORMER ARMY STAFF SERGEANT, VETERAN, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
Scott Stephenson enlisted in the Army in October 2004 and was medically retired in April 2009. Scott was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he suffered devastating injuries after a catastrophic IED attack. Stephenson suffered third degree burns over 66% of his body, lost most use of his left arm, and left leg amputation. Stephenson persevered through 3 years of hospitalization and 65 surgeries. In addition to his physical injuries, Stephenson also endured psychological trauma in the form of posttraumatic stress disorder. Stephenson attempted a variety of treatment modalities for his PTSD symptoms, to include a 6 month inpatient program. Stephenson ultimately found relief from his PTSD at the Brain Treatment Center in Newport Beach, CA. Stephenson now works with the Brain Treatment Center to inspire and help other veterans find relief from PTSD.