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GySgt Richard Franklin, USMC (ret.) & CUMBERLAND

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Richard is retired from the USMC and is a Senior Pastor with his church. He was assigned as a Marine Special Agent investigating crimes against children, sex crimes, abduction and other horrific crimes. He also had repeated exposure to suicides and suicide investigations. He is constantly on high alert, zones out and experiences hyper vigilance in public arenas. He is diagnosed with PTS and strives to be a better man, father, grandfather and pastor. He wants to get out more and do more in his community.

CUMBERLAND entered Richard’s life in February 2017. CUMBERLAND will help Richard by “anchoring” and/or “visit” when he is anxious. He will also help Richard with behavior/nightmare interruption and alerting when someone is coming up behind his back.

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