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George’s Story

George is an Army and Navy veteran who served in both Japan (1946-48) and Korean (1951-57) wars and suffered physical and mental injuries. George reached out to Bravery Trust while staying in…
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February 9, 2022
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Steven’s Story

Steven had suffered an accident while serving, rupturing a disc and crushing a nerve in his back. He’d had surgery to repair the damage but had permanent numbness and loss…
Bravery Trust
January 7, 2022
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Simone’s Story

Simone* had served in the Navy for 8 years and was medically discharged a year before contacting Bravery Trust, after she sustained physical injury and mental health illness as a…
Bravery Trust
December 21, 2021
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Craig’s Story

Craig had spent nearly a decade serving in the Army before he voluntarily discharged due to declining mental health. Craig contacted Bravery Trust in April 2021 from Vietnam. He’d travelled…
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December 21, 2021
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John’s* story

John* let Bravery Trust know that the support we provided helped him immensely in his transition to civilian life and through the aftermath of the recent challenges. John served in…
Bravery Trust
August 25, 2021
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Amanda & Jarrod’s story

Like many of us, COVID completely changed Amanda and Jarrod’s livelihoods. They had always been hardworking and financially stable – but COVID changed that.  They were worried about how this may impact their…
Bravery Trust
July 14, 2021
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Chris’ story

Chris served for 8 years in the infantry until he suffered an accident and since his transition, he has been living with mental health challenges. ​ When Chris separated from his wife, he contacted Bravery Trust to see…
Bravery Trust
June 11, 2021
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Kerry’s Story

"Bravery Trust enabled our family to create treasured memories with mum. I cannot thank them enough.’’ Kerry Speelman received a phone call no daughter wants. Her mother Joan had been given bad cancer news.​ She desperately…
Bravery Trust
May 25, 2021
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Rodney’s Story

Bad luck was piling up for Rodney Sherriff. Rodney was struggling with bills after his partner died suddenly overseas, his dog died and he was diagnosed with cancer. ​ Rodney, who served in the…
Bravery Trust
May 25, 2021

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