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Veteran and IED survivor visits Midland to share his experience

(Source: Bobby Henline) (Source: Bobby Henline)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

Veteran Bobby Henline, aka the well-done comedian, is a survivor of a roadside bombing after his fourth tour in Iraq. Now, he's coming to the Basin to share his experience from the battlefield to the comedy stage.

An IED exploded in his Humvee back in 2007 that killed four other soldiers. Henline suffered skin burns on 40% of his body, an amputated hand, fractured bones in his face and for a long time, PTSD. One of the ways he coped with PTSD was by traveling around the country, performing stand-up comedy and becoming a motivational speaker. Henline's message is that veterans, first responders and anyone coping with PTSD are not alone and that it is okay to laugh.

"No matter what you're going through in life, humor is key to healing," said Henline.

You can hear from Henline himself. One local non-profit, H.E.A.R.T., is hosting an event Thursday night in Midland where Henline will speak to the community to share his experience.

You can catch him in Midland at First Presbyterian from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door.

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