Rolling Thunder, the annual Memorial Day parade of motorcycles honoring U.S. veterans, rolls through Washington, DC. 2019 was reportedly Thunder’s final ride.


Military Times - May 1, 2019

The “Independent voice for news about service members at home and deployed around the world” includes Uuzilo in this report:

“The motorcycle community is a vibrant, welcoming group that shares a mutual love of bikes. It has been especially hospitable to veterans seeking healthy outlets to combat PTSD or other mental health symptoms related to their time in the military.”

USA TODAY - November 27, 2018

A profile in this national newspaper (from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) quotes Uuzilo co-founders, Laura and Andrew Councill; Uuzilo’s first participant, Stephanie Cutts; and mental health insight from Uuzilo advisor, Dr. Shauna Joye:

“For some, a motorcycle journey could be what they need to heal emotional wounds…‘some people don’t respond to traditional therapy, they don’t necessarily want to talk about the trauma,’ [however]…for combat veterans who experienced [danger] and miss the sense of control they had in the military…‘this can be a way to feel empowered again.’ ”

-Dr. Shauna Joye

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - November 20, 2018

Uuzilo Director and Wisconsin native, Laura Wille Councill, speaks of her life’s commitment to helping others in this feature story about the organization:

“I have dedicated my life, as many do in their own way, to leaving the world a little better…maybe it’s my Midwestern upbringing, or my education at Marquette, perhaps it’s the Jesuit ideals of being ‘men and women for others’ that best express my motivations.”


The Greenville News - October 10, 2018

Stephanie Cutts, Uuzilo’s first participant, gives powerful testimony of her Africa journey on the Opinion page of her hometown, Greenville SC, newspaper:

“[Uuzilo] definitely made me stronger…it was the hardest thing, mentally, physically and emotionally, that I have ever been through — including military service.”  


Motorcycle Amino - May 2018

“Every now and then you come across some remarkable people in the riding community that take sharing the adventure of riding to a whole new level.”


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