Local marine struggles with PTSD, a newborn, and his wife’s life shortening disorder
A local Marine Corp.
We first met Nicholas Blackston is October and now he has a newborn baby girl named Freya.
“The first few weeks were more trying than both of my combat deployments combined”
He’s finished his therapy treatments and said his PTSD is a lot better.
“The therapy turned back on the emotional side
He said it can be a struggle because aside from taking care of his newborn, he helps care for his wife Beverlee.
“It’s called Friedreich’s Ataxia. It’s a debilitating
It’s a life shortening disorder with no known cure.
“I don’t really think about it as I won’t be here after I’m 40. I think about it as I
Diagnosed at 21 she says it’s difficult
“From groceries to medical bills its just piled up fast,” Nicholas said.
He’s starting to try and sell his artwork, and Beverlee is partnering with a friend to create a wiretap jewelry business called Untroubled Venus.
“I think all the stuff I went through before from the Marine Corp, to Iraq, to getting the healing through my PTSD has just all prepared for me for this. It’s prepared me, but it’s still a struggle,” Nicholas said.
The family has started a GoFundMe page to help with bills and medical costs. To donate follow this link: http://www.gofundme.com/n4c83w