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Norm Wielsch was a police officer for 26 years, sixteen of those as an undercover narcotics agent rising to the position of Commander. In 1998, Norm was diagnosed with an incurable neuro-muscular disease that caused the loss of feeling, mobility, and strength in his hands and feet. After 30 surgeries he developed an addiction to opioids and was later diagnosed with work-related PTSD.
After a failed suicide attempt, Norm made a series of poor decisions that landed him in federal prison, where he answered the calling of God and the calling to minister to police officers who are suffering from trauma.
While in prison, Norm obtained a master’s degree in Theology and Christian Counseling, a Doctorate Degree in Christian Counseling, and a Certificate as a California Registered Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor. Norm is also the author of the book: Christ Centered Healing of Trauma: Healing a Broken Heart.