Greetings to my new Kratom family, my name is Tom, I am 51 and I live with my wife in a small town on the East Coast of North Carolina. I am fairly new to this group and to Kratom as well. I don't have any chronic conditions that I take Kratom for other than the occasional migraines, some arthritis in my shoulder and the typical aches and pains you start to get at my age. The main reason why I am such a big supporter of Kratom and why I love my favorite vendor "Golden Rule Botanicals" so much is because Kratom and GRB gave my son his life back. My son who is 29 now served his country as a Battlefield Medic in the Wardak Province, Afghanistan. I thank God everyday that my son came home alive, but he did not come home in one piece. The war has left deep mental scars from horrors he witnessed that we can't even imagine and his body has aged well beyond its years from the many patrols through the mountainous terrain he had to march with all the heavy gear on his back. The mental toll left him with major PTSD that caused him bad Insomnia and when he did sleep, it wasn't for very long due to the chronic back pain and the nightmares. My son was very angry for a long time due to the lack of sleep and chronic pain: the VA was a joke, instead of helping him, the simply added to his frustration and anger, he was very difficult to be around because he would blow up over the slightest thing. The medication the VA tried to put him on simply made him more angry (on of the may side effects) so finally he started smoking weed which helped some but can't be done all the time because it is illegal in our state and it's expensive. Fast forward to a few months ago and my son discovered Kratom. He heard about it from somebody and he started to investigate it; while seeking answers he met Brandon James Bird on line who helped answer his questions and he ordered some Kratom from him (Golden Rule Botanicals).....Boom, my son got his life back....that's the bottom line. My son can sleep at night (all night), he can go out and enjoy life pain free, he is his normal lovable self again. Kratom and Brandon Bird (owner of Golden Rule Botanicals) gave my son his life back and gave me back my son, I as his father can not find the words to express my gratitude to Brandon for his help.