Hear from Real Patients
Master Sergeant (Retired) Chris Jachimiec served in various capacities in the United States Air Force for 21 years. After completing multiple deployments to Kuwait and Afghanistan, Chris explored various treatments for his trauma-related symptoms, and ultimately found success with the SGB procedure. Since his SGB procedure, Chris feels calmer, more attentive, and hopeful that he’s transitioning into long-term recovery.
Molly and her husband Clarence were suffering from trauma resulting from Clarence’s wrongful conviction, imprisonment, and the years leading up to his exoneration. Clarence suffered from insomnia and nightmares, and together they experienced severe anxiety. Both Molly and Clarence received the SGB procedure and are more effectively managing these painful symptoms of trauma, living a welcomed, calmer life.
Dennis Finley is a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Since Vietnam, Dennis never felt grounded – he always felt “something” was going to happen, and struggled to try to process multiple thoughts at a time. Dennis sought treatment with the SGB procedure and has since lost these feelings of constant vigilance. He has renewed feelings of trust, remains grounded, and is relieved at his profound “new normal.”
Master Sergeant (Retired) Rumaldo Parra served in the Marine Corps for 22 years. He completed combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was taught to “adapt and overcome,” a mentality he held with him throughout the entirety of his service. Rumaldo sought out the SBG procedure to relieve him of his suffering. Since his SGB procedure, he has increased energy, more engaged relationships with his children and an excitement for the life ahead of him.
From a young age, Kira Sands experienced many forms of abuse, which put her mind and body in a constant state of fear. Even after years of meditation, supplements and therapy, Kira’s progress often hit a wall. After having the SGB procedure, she has found that certain words, smells, sounds and situations that would put her in a near frozen state of fear, are now seemingly insignificant. Kira has newfound ambition and motivation – she feels like she is finally living a life that is hers.
Lance Corporal (Ret.) Arturo Weber served as a rifleman in the U.S. Marine Corps. While on patrol in Iraq, Weber was hit by a sniper – sustaining injuries that required he undergo over 100 surgeries in one year. In 2007, LCpl Weber was awarded the Purple Heart by President George W. Bush. After medically retiring from military service in 2009, he suffered from irritability, anger and anxiety that was beginning to affect his family life. After his SGB procedure, Arturo feels less anxious and is no longer worried about the injuries he sustained in combat. Arturo hopes to be an example to his fellow veterans.
Corporal (Ret.) Mario Alberto Mena served in the US Marine Corps for four years and served two tours in Iraq as a machine gunner (2nd Battalion, 7th Marines). Mena was twice awarded the Purple Heart for his injuries he received during his two tours in Iraq. After his medical evacuation, Mena accepted that he had both physical and mental wounds to heal. A loving father and husband, Mena realized that “it takes more courage to fix something that we know is broken than to ignore it.” Mena advocates for the SGB procedure, especially for those who have suffered from protracted trauma.
Amber Lee has suffered from various forms of assault, abuse, trauma and anxiety, from an early age and well into her adult life. She has opted to have the SGB procedure as a part of a larger program of treatment and recovery.