Mililtary Wife Turns Caregiver for Army Husband

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich and his wife, Catrina, play with their son, Brayden, in a play area at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Tomsich came to Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment for a spinal injury. Catrina Tomsich put her business on hold to join him and urged him to get tested for post-traumatic stress disorder. Doctors confirmed the diagnosis and she has remained with him on Fort Sam Houston as his caregiver. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich plays with his son, Brayden, in the children's area at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich, wife of Army Sgt. John Tomsich, plays with their son, Brayden, in the children's room at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Catrina Tomsich closed her business and moved to Fort Sam Houston to provide care for her husband. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich and her husband, Army Sgt. John Tomsich, talk about the emotional journey they made as a couple following the soldier's injuries and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011.  DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich uses her hands as she talks about the emotional journey they made as a couple following Army Sgt. John Tomsich's injuries and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich and his wife, Catrina, talk about the emotional journey they made as a couple following Tomsich's injuries and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011.  DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich describes the drive to make her family whole by urging her husband, Army Sgt. John Tomsich, to get help for his emotional disorders. She closed her business to join her husband on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio and urged him to get tested for post-traumatic stress disorder. After doctors disgnosed him with the condition, she chose to stay with him on base to provide care and support. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich talks about his ongoing recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. His wife, Catrina Tomsich, closed her business to provide care and support for her husband. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich discusses his post-traumatic stress disorder and the importance of removing the stigma of seeking mental health treatment at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich and her husband, Army Sgt. John Tomsich, talk about the emotional journey they made as a couple following the soldier's injuries and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011.  DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich listens as his wife, Catrina, talks about his ongoing recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Catrina Tomsich closed her business to provide care and support for her husband. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich, left, and her husband, Army Sgt. John Tomsich, respond to their son, Brayden, as they talk to others at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Catrina Tomsich says she makes it a habit to reach out to others to do what she can to help. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich and her husband, Army Sgt. John Tomsich, play with their son, Brayden, shortly before they leave the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich and his wife, Catrina, walk with their son, Brayden, as they leave the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek