How a Veteran and White House Chef Raises Awareness for PTSD and Inspires Others


Friday morning on FOX and Friends, Fox News correspondent Christina Coleman highlighted Andre Rush, a veteran and an inspirational celebrity chef fighting to stop suicide among veterans. Coleman listed Rush’s many incredible achievements as Rush shared why helping people, especially veterans, is so important to him. 

Rush’s long list of achievements includes joining the Army (where he developed his cooking skills), becoming a White House Chef under four presidents, being a master ice carver, earning three college degrees, winning more than 150 awards in culinary competitions, and founding his nonprofit 2222 Inc., which focuses on on helping military veterans and underprivileged kids. Rush does 2,222 push ups daily to bring attention to the 22 military veterans who lose their lives to suicide each day. 

Coping with PTSD after working as a chef at the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks, as well as being injured in Iraq and losing a fellow soldier and friend to suicide, Rush shared that his therapy and passion is helping people. Rush will soon be releasing his memoir, Call Me Chef, Dammit!: A Veteran’s Journey from the Rural South to the White House in April which details “his efforts to help wounded soldiers and other ways to give back to the community.” 


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