Chris Fahey returned from war haunted by trauma. But he found an unlikely therapy—salsa dancing. And with it, he found a new family. One of Chris’ first salsa partners became his wife, and he now organizes salsa dancing events for veterans to have fun, meet new people and get away from the past.

A special thanks to Conner Clifton for help on this story.

Featured image: Salomon Amaya, owner of Amaya Dance, performs with his assistant Daisy Aguilar during the Navy and Amaya Dance salsa workshop. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey/RELEASED)