Caregiver turned widow of U.S. Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal technician Ron Condrey (Ret.), Nicole Condrey is using Ron’s love, energy, and inspiration to propel her to new heights following his suicide. She shifted focus from her career as a U.S. Diplomat to focus on Ron’s challenges with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). The two became professional skydivers with Team Fastrax: “America’s Skydiving Team” after Ron retired from the Navy in 2017. Ron’s struggles with TBIs tragically resulted in him taking his life in 2018. In a quest for new purpose, Nicole found herself in an unexpected realm: politics. With Ron’s spirit at her side, she now serves as the Mayor of Middletown, Ohio (population ~50,000) and recently made the U.S. Parachute Team, scheduled to compete at the World Skydiving Championships in Siberia, Russia in 2021. Nicole recently accepted a position on the Veterans Advisory Board of Concussion Legacy Foundation, which partners with the Boston Brain Bank, to lead the research of TBIs.Connect and follow us on:Instagram @OzzieMartinezJrFacebook @OzzieMartinezJrTwitter @OzzieMartinezJrInstagram @PostTraumaticSurvivalFacebook @PostTraumaticSurvivalTwitter @ThePTSPodcast Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-post-traumatic-survival-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.