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Festival promotes hope for those affected by PTSD

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A festival hosted by the Community Gardens in Bastrop on Saturday, November 14 helped raise money and spread awareness of the struggles facing combat veterans and first responders. Hope Fest was a festival benefiting Camp Hope and the central Texas chapter of the PTSD Foundation of America. PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, which often occurs when a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying event and can cause flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety. The festival featured activities, veteran-owned vendors and live music, including the band Amy N Me from the Texas Country Music Association. “We save veterans’ lives,” said Michael Carson, the ...

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