Local Man Suffering From PTSD Finds An Outlet In Painting

Berwyn, Pa.–A local man, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds painting to be therapeutic. Now, he’s using his talent to give back to the community.

FOX 29’s Bill Rohrer shares his story.

During a bike ride, David Gerbstadt was hit by a 14-wheeler. He doesn’t remember much about the crash.

“I can’t really tell you what happened. All I know is I did a dance with a 14-wheeler,” he said.

David was immediately rushed to the hospital where doctors began working. David wasn’t expected to make it through the night, but thankfully, he did. According to David, he now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and finds it hard to work and pay bills. He recently found that painting helped him cope. He says putting paint to the canvas is his way of healing.

“It’s kind of my own style, but some people call it abstract expressionism,” he explained. “I have nightmares and flashbacks night sweats.

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