Rafting guide Val Shaull has made it his mission to help veterans cope with PTSD in a unique way.
He’s been a guide for the national non-profit Team River Runner for 10 years and has been rafting since 1976.
Team River Runner creates paddling programs for service members and Schaull heads up the Portland chapter.
“When you’re out on the river you’re having fun, you can’t worry about things that happened in the past,” he said. “I enjoy it just as much as anything. Helping veterans gives me another level in life that if I can help somebody, it’s just the greater thing to do.”