Gold Star Mother, Dr. Roxann Abrams. lost her son, SFC Randy Abrams, to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) suicide in 2009, after he returned home from his 3rd tour in Iraq. When he set foot on American soil, she breathed a sigh of relief because "I thought he was safe." Dr. Abrams says, "I was wrong."
Out of her intense grief I founded Operation:I.V.,Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in honor and memory of Randy to help his brothers and sisters also suffering with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The organization name means an "infusion of help” for our Iraq & Afghanistan Combat Veterans.