My name is Stephen McCloskey, I’m currently a disabled veteran who struggles with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, facial nerve damage & partial blindness of my left eye. I was introduced to photography through the Department of Veteran Affairs & my wife for photo therapy to help me relieve anxiety & stress through photography. The Department of Veteran Affairs put me through the photography certification program and with the help of my family & friends I was able to complete this course to become a certified photographer. Photo therapy was also introduced to me to volunteer for events through the Wounded Warrior Project & STOP 22 A DAY to be able to assist & support other veterans & to capture their memories. I was never into photography before its introduction and as of 2012, I have been since! Photography has lifted me up and has given me another goal in life outside of my family.