jillian bullock

jillian bullock

A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives highlights four veterans, Shawn Wallace, Alexander Blakely, Sabrina Smith, and Nancy Dawson, who return from Iraq or Afghanistan, and suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. When therapy and prescription medicines don't work they turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with depression and the internal emotional demons they're fighting in their minds. Realizing they are being held prisoners by fear, frustration, and anger, suicide is constantly on their minds. When the vets are introduced to Alexander Blakely and Jason Garrett, who operate Elite Warriors MMA & Boxing School in Philadelphia, they find that an unconventional form of therapy - mixed martial arts - actually helps them heal, assimilate back into society, and find peace. Inspired by true stories.