When troops come back from combat, they are often left to deal with physical, emotional and mental tolls on their bodies.
The recovery process can be drawn out, but alternative therapies can offer confidence and a new zest for life.
"My right side can still not feel temperature or pain and my left side has mobility issues," Cameron Crosby told CNN. "You know, It's just a privilege to be out here."
But surfing isn't the only alternative therapy for veterans.
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