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In-Depth at 6:30: U.S. Navy Veteran Rides to Feel Whole Again

November 12, 2018 07:54 PM

(ABC 6 News)-- Over 200 veterans and first responders kicked off a 75 miles bike ride on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and honor the sacrifices of all veterans and first responders.

"No Vet Alone" is the organization behind this event, and one U.S. Navy Veteran chatted on the 6:30 about the event and how he got involved with it.

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"We worked as a team. It doesn't matter how many people were in the group. We ride as one," said U.S. Navy Veteran Jose Miranda.

The rides are designed to provide a tool that assists with the veterans and first responders healing and management of their invisible wounds.

"We've been trained to overcome a lot of obstacles but we haven't been trained to deal with PTSD," said Miranda. "There is no prescription that can help heal all of that."

John Wording, Founder of "No Vet Alone" said, "62% of our participants reduce or eliminate prescription drug use, 83% reduced PTSD-related stress attacks, and 58% reduction in direct costs for a participant for VA mental health care, including prescription drugs."

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