About Louis Zamperini
PTSD and Alcoholism
Zamperini's conflict was character vs. self. After returning home from the war, Louis fell to alcoholism. He used it to push away the effects of PTSD (flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, etc.). Louis and his wife almost got a divorce. He suffered with these issues for awhile, but he eventually overcame them. In 1949, Louis heard a sermon from Billy Graham. He felt inspired, and he started to turn his life around. He then converted to Christianity and became an inspirational speaker. He also started a wilderness camp for troubled youths called Victory Boys Camp. Louis used what happened to him to help other people get through hard times in their life. Louis taught us that no matter how hard things get, never give up, because you can make it through. Zamperini had a movie made about his life called "Unbroken" and he also wrote two books. Louis Zamperini died at the age of 97, on July 2nd, 2014.
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