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About Katie

Katie Katz, daughter of an Air Force Veteran, found her calling to serve our Nation's Heroes after her father's passing from Parkinson’s Disease when she was just 17, on the cusp of her senior year of high school.

 

Throughout her  life, Katie witnessed her father's profound illness, enduring distressing side effects such as falls, tremors, speech impairment, hallucinations, dementia, and the loss of basic functions like walking, talking, and self-care. Unbeknownst to them at the time, her father also grappled with PTSD flashbacks and panic attacks relating to combat, casting a shadow of mystery over their understanding of his condition.

 

Motivated by these experiences, Katie devoted herself to a deep exploration of neuroscience and trauma studies, which encouraged her to start a trauma healing zoom group based on “The Body Keeps The Score” workbook, written by Bessel van der Kolk.

 

Katie visualizes a transformative shift through the unity of the mental health community, veterans, first responders, active military, families, corporate supporters, public figures, media, and the general public. This collective convergence aims to establish a unified voice, foster a collaborative community, and centralize all pertinent information in one accessible location - The Golden Victor Awards.

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