For Ken Nash, art and sport have helped him pull his life back together after his experiences serving in Iraq sent things spiraling out of control.
In their Facing it Together video, the Help for Heroes beneficiary and ambassador tells his traumatic story to Philippa Haig, and explains why the Band of Brothers fellowship she helps run is a major part of that recovery process.
Living in a caravan without a home, a job or a family, Ken movingly explains how the rain drumming on the roof of the caravan sounded like gunfire. Turning to art to calm his mind, Ken always drew in black and white – the colour of his recurring nightmares.
He tells Philippa how his life changed when the Band of Brothers fellowship put him in touch with others in the same boat, giving him a new sense of purpose, and leading to a reunion with his estranged wife and daughter.
Ken’s meeting with Philippa, an Army wife for 26 years and a regional coordinator for Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters, sees two individuals powerfully demonstrating the importance of facing things together.