Claims – mrmba1

  • “She also helps thousands of other people—measured by website and social-media interactions…”

This is a factual claim as it points to the social media evidence that Brannan has indeed helped thousands of people. This could also be considered a quantitative/ comparative claim, as it claims that she has helped Caleb in addition to those thousands.

  • “Find a way not only to cope with life after combat…but to survive and thrive!”

This is an evaluation claim, stating that current veterans with PTSD do not currently “survive and thrive.”

  • “Brannan founded the organization in 2007”

This is a factual claim as the founding of the organization is easily provable and accepted as true.

  • “All that didn’t happen until after the second tour.”

This is a quantitative/ comparative claim, as it claims that the mentioned side effects didn’t occur following Caleb’s first tour.

  • This is the only reason I am well.”

This is a causal claim, claiming that Brannan is only healed because of the organization.

  • “They want to help and they want to understand, so I just have to keep going and educating.”

    This is both a causal claim as well as an evaluation claim (?). It’s casual, claiming that she must educate because of people’s want to understand, and it’s evaluative when she claims that people want to understand.
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