John was mobilised for Op Herrick 10 where he provided medical cover for both wounded soldiers and local adults and children caught up in indiscriminate bombings. Not all of the casualties that he treated survived and on return to UK found himself unable to continue in his civilian employment - following assessment he was diagnosed as suffering from PTSD. In addition to medical treatment, he attended a Warrior Programme course funded by The Soldiers Charity. The Charity have additionally funded a specialist course enabling him to fulfil his dream of being employed in the field of mental health care.
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