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Rep Foster - Aurora wellness fair: ’Veterans go through things the public can’t imagine’

Foster said getting the specialized groups together in one place was important because "veterans go through things that the public can't imagine."

"Veterans often need medical and psychological assistance and often for them, it is hard to ask for help, but we want them to know they are not alone," Foster said. "This is the first time we've focused on offering these services (at a special wellness fair) and there remain so many problems like suicide and things that sometimes don't affect veterans until much later."

Foster said based on the response, other similar wellness fairs could follow.

"We wanted to offer this to vets and their families, who are often the ones who first intervene," he said.

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