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The Vine featuring Balanced Veterans Network

By: Elizabeth Sheldon

Thursday, November 11th

On Episode #55 of the Vine, PMP hosts a special Veterans Day show featuring Ron Millward, Founder and President of Balanced Veterans Network, a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a safe space for education, empowerment, and advocacy of alternative therapies for veterans and their families.

 After serving in the United States Airforce as a Combat Vehicle Operator and Aerospace Flight Medic, Ron struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the loss of several friends to suicide. He found cannabis to be a powerful tool for his healing, among other alternative therapies.

Because Ron experienced such radical healing through plant medicines he wanted to share with fellow veterans in hopes that they too might find a better way to rehabilitate themselves. So in early 2019 Ron decided to provide education and tools to alternative healing to fellow vets and the Balanced Veteran Network was created.

This is a labor of love and Ron donates his time to keep this organization alive. Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor for the great work he is doing. If you are able to donate or contribute in any way, please visit this LINK.

On this Veteran’s Day, we celebrate Ron and all Veterans, and we are thankful for their service to our country every day. Let’s show them that we care by showing compassion on their healing journeys even if they may be alternative. Tune in to the episode below, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.