Coping with PTSD, a Veteran Finds a Way Back to Peace through Farming

By Ali Berlow

 
Brian Athearn (left) and Tom Rancich in their walk-in cooler at RunAmok Farm in West Tisbury.  Photo: Ali Berlow

Brian Athearn (left) and Tom Rancich in their walk-in cooler at RunAmok Farm in West Tisbury. Photo: Ali Berlow

There are many paths to becoming a farmer. Some find it after returning home from war and tours of duty. Veteran Tom Rancich, a retired Navy SEAL on Martha’s Vineyard, shares his story about raising animals, adjusting to civilian life and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

 

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