In 2009, Debra Johnson received orders to go to Iraq. Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR), with two months left in her contract, they orders took her by surprise.
“I had to go by myself, not with a unit, not with anyone I knew,” she said.
While on her tour, Johnson experienced a woman’s worst nightmare: sexual abuse. Medivacked home and suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), she spent months in different therapies. Eventually, she started drinking heavily.
If not for Christian, the “little life saver” born in 2012, she might have taken a different path.