19 episodes

After serving in the United States Marine Corps. Ozzie came back home and was never the same. He has struggled with his PTSD for over 10 years now. At one point separating from his wife for over two years and eventually hitting rock bottom to the point of wanting to end it all and just die.
In June of 2015 Ozzie started an Organization dedicated to serving combat wounded veterans suffering with PTSD and TBI. WWW.OPERATIONWETVET.ORG
Ozzie has an AA in Psychology and is currently a full-time college student working on his bachelors degree. He is also a Mindset Coach with The Overcome Army which offers group coaching and one on one coaching in hopes to be able to continue helping individuals to Survive and Thrive after trauma.
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The Post Traumatic Survival Podcast Ozzie Martinez Jr.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

After serving in the United States Marine Corps. Ozzie came back home and was never the same. He has struggled with his PTSD for over 10 years now. At one point separating from his wife for over two years and eventually hitting rock bottom to the point of wanting to end it all and just die.
In June of 2015 Ozzie started an Organization dedicated to serving combat wounded veterans suffering with PTSD and TBI. WWW.OPERATIONWETVET.ORG
Ozzie has an AA in Psychology and is currently a full-time college student working on his bachelors degree. He is also a Mindset Coach with The Overcome Army which offers group coaching and one on one coaching in hopes to be able to continue helping individuals to Survive and Thrive after trauma.
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    Ep: 19 - Barb Allen

    Ep: 19 - Barb Allen

    After losing her husband in a tragedy that rocked the military, Barb struggled with finding her own will to live. Were it not for her love of her four children, she may not have accepted the help that came her way, and Grief may have claimed another victim. But instead, she began to realize her Will was mightier than she’d believed, and she began to turn the table on Grief.
    Today she is an award-winning author, compelling keynote speaker, and co-host of the popular podcast American Snippets.
    Barbara is a firm believer in extracting value from experience, and using that value to create a life that is rich in beauty, no matter the odds. 
    Barb Allen: https://barballenspeaks.com
    Instagram:  @BarbAllenSpeaks
    Facebook: @BarbAllenSpeaks
    Books:
    Front Toward EnemyHow To Woo A Widow
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep: 18 - Christa Cairus

    Ep: 18 - Christa Cairus

    Within weeks of graduating from high school, Christa met the man that she hoped would be her soulmate at the age of 18. Confident that she was a good judge of character and capable of making wise decisions, she found herself a victim of sex trafficking within a month of moving thousands of miles away from home. As she endured years of sexual assault and abuse from her boyfriend and other men, she never dreamed that her life could get any worse— until she was slammed into the side of a firetruck when she was riding passenger on a motorcycle. When doctors painted an ugly picture of life for Christa as a quadriplegic, she quickly decided to create her own future instead of letting others do it for her.
    Christa Cairus: 
    Instagram:  @Roll_andSparkle
    Books:
    Beautiful Survivor: Escaping the Statistics
    Turning Adversity into Glitter

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep: 17 - Jason Schechterle

    Ep: 17 - Jason Schechterle

    Growing up, Jason had one dream - to serve as a Phoenix Police Officer. Inspired by his brother and the tragic loss of a local law enforcement hero, Jason worked persistently towards his dream. After serving four years in the Air Force, at the age 26, Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason's life took an unexpected, dramatic and, at the time, tragic turn.
    On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 700 degrees.
    Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted. 
    Jason's journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His personal narrative exemplifies that the power of the human spirit can never be underestimated or extinguished. His story is also a testament of true love and the dedication Jason and his wife have in their commitment to honor their family and the vows of marriage in good times and bad.  
    His story is one of life, rebirth and transformation. Jason represents the human experience at its very best - an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest person alive!
    Jason Schechterle: www.burningshield.com
    Instagram:  @schechterle_jas
    Facebook: @JasonSchechterleSpeaker
    Twitter: @schechterle_jas
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep: 16 - Ray Cash Care

    Ep: 16 - Ray Cash Care

    Ray “Cash” Care is a Navy SEAL veteran with multiple tours and other numerous overseas security details. Upon leaving SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDV-2), Ray turned his passion and SEAL Team experience to the world of self-improvement and team building. He has become an accomplished fitness expert and speaker on topics ranging from fitness and building high functioning teams to organizational transformation. Ray’s approach has been featured on The History Channel “The Selection,” Discovery Channel “The Ultimate Solider Challenge” and the BBC “Ultimate Hell Week.”
    Ray is the Founder of CONQUER, a leadership and team building program designed to push you physically, mentally and emotionally for individuals to break through personal barriers. With over twenty-five plus year of fitness experience and numerous certifications, Ray’s extensive experience is both real-world and instructional.
    Between his experiences in the SEAL Teams and being featured on television, Ray has become a mindset and team building expert. CONQUER highlights his seven-principle program that is accessible to all individuals looking to lead and change their mindset to achieve winning results.
    He has also starred in Captain Philips with Tom Hanks and was selected by The United States Navy as the ambassador to be featured in the “Indoctrination” film showed to all recruits at the Great Lakes Naval Recruit Training Command (The Navy’s Only Bootcamp). He also works with several charities especially with the Danny Dietz Memorial Fund, in which Ray was Danny Dietz Sea Daddy (Mentor).
    He is married with two beautiful children.
    Ray Cash Care: www.frogmindset.com 
    Instagram:  @raycashcare
    Facebook: @frogmindset
    Twitter: @navysealraycare
    Youtube: Frog Mindset
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep: 15 - Happy 5th Birthday Operation WetVet

    Ep: 15 - Happy 5th Birthday Operation WetVet

    Operation WetVet is a Veteran run 501c3 nonprofit out of Miami, FL. We are dedicated to serving Combat Wounded Veterans suffering from P.T.S.D. (post-traumatic stress disorder) and T.B.I. (traumatic brain injury) create new memories in a safe, calming environment centered around camaraderie, fishing and other water activities.
    We have a program specifically designed for Combat Wounded Veterans who have P.T.S.D. It is called Project Therapy at Sea. 
    With Project Therapy at Sea, our mission is to get Combat Wounded Veterans that suffer from P.T.S.D. together to enjoy a fun day of fishing along with a highly qualified counselor to assist with any questions that the veterans may have. 
    Generous donors are the key to our success and make it possible for Operation WetVet to provide Veterans with much needed assistance. If you would like to Donate please click on the link in our BIO or go to WWW.OPERATIONWETVET.ORG
    Operation WetVet:  
    Instagram:  @operationwetvet
    Facebook: @operationwetvet
    Twitter: @operationwetvet
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep: 14 - Mandy Horvath aka Life Proof Bionic Woman

    Ep: 14 - Mandy Horvath aka Life Proof Bionic Woman

    After a night out in 2014 with who she thought were her friends, 21 year old Mandy Horvath was involved in an incident where she was struck by a locomotive, severing her legs just above the knee . The doctors initially thought she had tried to kill herself, and by the time she could explain the situation, it was too late to test her for date rape drugs.
    Mandy shares her story of becoming a double amputee, struggling with alcohol, almost ending it and how she is turning it all around for the better now!
    Mandy Horvath www.lifeproofbionicwoman.com
    Instagram: @LifeProofBionicWoman
    Facebook: @LifeProofMandyHorvath
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

1 Mitch ,

Tim - 28 year firefighter

This was absolutely amazing! I’ve shared this with each and every first responder I know! As a 18-year firefighter, now Lieutenant leading men and women through this mess can be so overwhelming! First Responders need to listen and share this. Thank you!

Kenny Mitchell
Chesterfield Va

Hialeah Fire ,

First time listener

Ozzie, I just heard the Pod cast about “Tim”! I thought it was Awsome! I will be listening for sure! Ben E.

Yami Diaz 9 ,

Very Raw, Real, Genuine.

Ozzie has done an amazing job at providing a platform for all of us to really grasp the world of those dealing with PTSD. The interviews come across as genuine, which allows listeners to really feel and relate to each speaker’s experience. A topic that has been stigmatized is finally coming forward in an environment where listeners can now see that they are not alone. They can also see that each experience is different but that there is a way to seek and find help. Keep up the great work Ozzie and thank you for everything you do!!!! Thank you to those who have come forward to speak and share your personal stories with the public. This is not an easy thing to do. Your courage and strength are appreciated.

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