Lynn Sarkany CO Executive Director of VETBOSS and Heraclio Kiki Aguilar III AKA Juniorjoin Mother Love in studio for a candid conversation on PTSD and how he is taking ownership of his mental wellness. He is working to assist other Veterans with their PTSD by engaging them in instructions on creating video games. His program "The T.O.I. Soldier Project " is putting a crowd funding campaign to generate funding for the eventual healing of our brave Veterans
Heraclio Kiki Aguilar III (He also goes by "Junior") was raised in the small farming town of Porterville, CA at the center of the San Joaquin Valley. Like me, Junior was a troublemaker in High School because he was bored, but he did graduate from the Porterville Panthers in 2000. At that point, he left town and joined the Army. He was stationed in South Korea on September 11, 2001. After that, being on High Alert was the new normal, and every day that he spent in the military until he got out in 2007 was spent in that state. Jr. put his life on the line for our country and would do it all again, because during his military career he left the Army, joined the National Guard and became a Bradley Tank Driver.
Junior attended college after he got out of the military, and received an Associates in Business Administration, but the market crashed as he started to look for work. In 2011, Junior decided that it was time to be adventurous again, and that it was time to work on his own well being, and so he packed up and moved to LA. He eventually received a Bachelors in Video Game animation, and with those skills he created the T.O.I. Soldier Project.