The Orlando Democrat has secured reinstatement of $2.5 million to heal some of the lingering trauma and psychological damage.
The restored funding will be used for the UCF RESTORES Trauma Management Therapy program, an innovative treatment program at the University of Central Florida for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“No amount of money can ever truly heal the ache and the pain and the trauma that our community suffered nearly one year ago,” said Stewart, who continues to see the after-effects residents and victims still suffer from the Pulse nightclub massacre last year, one of the worst mass shootings in the nation. “I want to commend President Joe Negron for working closely with me to put this funding back into the state’s budget.”
The UCF RESTORES Trauma Management Therapy program is planning an expansion to include first responders suffering PTSD as well as Floridians afflicted by other tragedies, such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. As reinstated millions has locked in