According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, approximately one in ten Americans suffer from what could be considered an invisible disability (2004).
What, you might ask, is an invisible disability?
Primarily neurological in nature, invisible, or hidden, disability is a term used to cover a myriad of conditions or challenges that may not be immediately noticeable, but significantly impair normal activities and daily life. Examples might include traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, visual or auditory impairments, chronic pain associated with things like Fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, mental illness, and more. Many people have difficulty understanding those with such conditions, and both sides can end up frustrated and resentful.
That's where Iron Will Ranch comes in. We hope to help people with these disabilities and their families (who may also be struggling) by providing activities, enrichment, and education to the public.
We believe all people dealing with trauma can embrace who they are and define their futures.
To help those with wounds, both visible and invisible, keep themselves and their families together by affording opportunities to find purpose in life.
To see all those with wounds, both visible and invisible, along with their families, living balanced and fulfilling lives.