Former soldier launches a second walk to raise funds for post-traumatic stress disorder
Last year, army corporal Kate MacEachern completed a walk from the Canadian Forces base in Gagetown New Brunswick to her hometown of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She succeeded in raising $20,000 for the Soldier On Fund that supports retired military personnel with a chronic illness or injury. She was even joined for the last leg of that walk by Peter MacKay, who was at that point Defence Minister.
This year, Corporal MacEachern decided to embark on another walk, all the way to Ottawa, to support work on post-traumatic stress disorder. But this time, there was no support from Armed Forces; in fact she's had to leave the military to carry out her walk.
Yesterday, she was in Quebec City, along with another former soldier, Kevin Berry, who's accompanying on her journey. They joined me in studio.