Bryan Bickell, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, has turned to former goalie Josh Harding for guidance on how his new diagnosis will impact his life and career. Harding continued to play in the league for two seasons following his own multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2012.
As more men and women who served their country come home their skills can be put to good use in the medical community. Finding those veterans and reservists and getting them the training they need can make all the difference in their life out of uniform.
When veterans, including medics and corpsmen come back from serving overseas their medical skills do not automatically translate into certification. Colleges and Universities are developing programs to help them and also reservists earn their bachelor of science in nursing degrees.