This frank interview shows that one person recovered enough from PTSD for he and his family to return to a mostly normal life after an experimental recovery program created by LiveO2 in November of 2017.
More About Thai Starkovich
Thai Starkovich, a decorated 14-year Veteran of the United States Army with 37 months of active combat experience. He was an Infantry squad leader and platoon sergeant, sniper section leader, and recon platoon sergeant with 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Upon separating from the Army in 2011, Thai worked as a Designated Defensive Marksman on a Triple Canopy Mobile Personal Security Detail team in Baghdad, Iraq for a year.
During Triple Canopy’s sniper course, Thai injured his knee and was told he could no longer continue a career with high physical demands, and moved on to other Department of Defense contracts in various Middle Eastern countries.
Thai spent 18 months in Afghanistan with Asymmetric Technologies as the Lead Field Service Representative on a Counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Device), and 15 months in Kuwait as a Near-Surface Geophysical Investigator, using proprietary technology to look for underground anomalies (tunneling activity etc.). This work forced Thai to dealing with life-threatening situations on a daily basis.
Thai comes back home to his family, and his country
Upon making it home to Tennessee, Thai was reunited with his wife Shelly and their four children. In trying to connect with his friends from the service, he quickly discovered the peacetime dangers waiting for returning veterans.
Currently, an average of 22 veterans commit suicide each day. Knowing this, Thai then made it his mission to dramatically reduce this tragic number. He knew he needed a platform to reach others and he found it.
Adventures in Health
Joining the Adventures in Health team in February 2019, Thai is now a co-producer for the Adventures in Health podcast, Veteran Outreach Coordinator, and business development for AIH. On the show, Thai intends to present what it takes to make American heroes, and what it takes to rebuild them after extensive combat service.
Through his videos and outreach efforts, Thai aims to inspire those who suffer from PTSD and the myriad of life-changing afflictions that come with PTSD. His motto, “Conquer The Day, Conquer The Mission”, is a reminder that life is worth living and every day you fight to stay alive is an opportunity to heal and live a meaningful, happy existence.
More About Sean Entin
Throughout his life, Sean has been a hard-charging entrepreneur. While attending USC at age 21, he created a highly successful non-alcoholic teen dance club in the LA area that put him on the front page of the Business Los Angeles Times. This led to his acceptance in the prestigious USC entrepreneurship program.
After earning his BS degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from USC, Sean invested countless hours building relationships, and raising money for film production and advertising. In 1995 he played an integral role in the development of Los Angeles Center Studios with has 400,000 square feet of office space, and state-of-the-art sound stages. Sean has also produced three feature films and other content.
As the stock market crashed in 2008, Sean accepted an offer to become a managing member of Greenhouse Holdings, which focused on funding sustainable residential housing. He, and his other partners soon expanded the company into the commercial and military sector. After securing the money and setting the team in place, the company was sold. During this time Sean mentored navy seals transiting from military to civilian life in the business world.
Then on November 25, 2011 everything instantly changed
At age 39, Sean suffered a stroke from a massive blood clot in his carotid artery. After surgery to repair his artery, he was put into a medically induced coma for 10 days. He spent the next two years in intensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation focusing on both physical and emotional therapy to regain his ability to walk, while rebuilding his confidence, and strength.
During this grueling experience, Sean pushed himself with his personal mantra…
I can I shall I will.
Throughout his rehabilitation, Sean met incredible people who also suffered traumatic brain injuries, but did not have the same quality of medical care that Sean was lucky enough to have. This inspired him to create the Move 2 Improve Foundation (M2I) a non-profit dedicated to helping those with traumatic brain injuries regain their independence.
Sean didn't stop there.
In early 2018 while training to complete his first 5k race since his stroke, Sean launched the Strokehacker community on Facebook, which provides a platform for stroke survivors to share their stories, accomplishments and tips for improving their health and overall wellness.
The page currently has thousands of followers who watch 5 Minutes with Sean and connect with each other to share resources.
The momentum of this forum drove him to partner up with Taylor Smith and Gloria Rios to create Adventures in Health in late 2018, a podcast focused on reaching communities around the globe with stories of hope and inspiration, and information needed to regain their independence.
LiveO2 is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any health condition. These results were a result of use of multiple recovery techniques.