Alexis Werner is one of the most accomplished women you’ll ever meet. As a 15 years old high school freshman, she founded Seeds of Hope, an organization dedicated to helping veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After her step-father came home from Afghanistan with PTDS, she realized she could either be upset at her situation or do something to change it. So Alexis changed her situation and the lives of many others as well. Over one million US Veterans suffer from homelessness due to PTSD, endure financial difficulties, and lack a support system. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects more than 5 million people, so chances are you know someone who suffers from this anxiety disorder. It can occur after an extreme emotional trauma that involved the threat of injury or death – from combat to a car accident. Alexis set out to help veterans like her stepfather. When she graduated from high school, she received the Jefferson Award for Public Service and a $10K scholarship from the Anne Frank Foundation to be used for Temple University (Philadelphia) where she is currently a student. These days 20-year-old Alexis is also a Filmmaker. She recently produced and directed Our Way Home, a documentary that follows the stories of nine veterans from WWII to the present day focusing on the devastating effects of PTSD. I’m excited to have this opportunity to speak to Alexis about her film project and hear about her experience as producer and director. This young superstar is still ascending! After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
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