My friend, Michael Gershe, presents programs on substance awareness and impaired driving to schools, universities and military bases across the country. Michael recently starting posting survivors’ stories on his organization’s blog. These victim impact statements allow individuals to heal through “the power of the pen.”

In honor of Veterans Day, Michael posted the story of  Stephanie Smith, an airman he met at Minot Air Force Base. Airman Smith was severely injured in a car accident caused by an impaired driver. Her story highlights how our enlisted troops and veterans need good medical, psychological and emotional care. Her PTSD diagnosis points to invisible injuries that continue to heal long after the body recovers.

Last year, my Soulful Flow Yoga class began supporting different nonprofits. One of our students found Unbroken Warriors after the suicide of a family friend’s loved one.

You may wonder what Soulful Flow Yoga and Unbroken Warriors have in common. We understand stress. We also injuries, pain, illness and trauma. This Veteran’s Day, I think about soldiers and vets struggling with these symptoms. Long after the body heals, some minds still seek solace. That’s why we support Unbroken Warriors, an organization dedicated to helping vets and their families find healing from trauma. Together, we can make a bigger impact. Every little bit counts.

From October to December, our class proceeds will benefit Unbroken Warriors. In honor of Stephanie, we invite any vets to join us at no cost. All you need is a mat and blanket. If you aren’t a vet but would like to support our cause, please join us Saturday mornings in Shaker Heights.