Non-Profit Matches Veterans with Therapy Dogs for Life Changing Support
** In celebration of "National Pets For Vets Day", we wanted to share this heart warming story about how a service dog is helping a Vet with PTSD **
Brett Simon was a veteran K9 police officer who went on to work as a contractor for the Department of the Army as a bomb dog handler. However, after serving two tours in Iraq, he returned home suffering from PTSD.
Led by his Mom, Shari Duval, who had worked for veteran's charities near their home in Jacksonville Florida, Brett's family undertook two years of research to find a solution to help Brett and others with this condition.
Their research focused on canine assistance for PTSD. Ultimately, they started a non-profit organization. K9s For Warriors, dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service (post 9/11).
The core of the program is the three weeks the warriors live at the facility, free of charge, where they train and learn to re-enter civilian life with the help of a service dog.
Watch how this program gives veterans a new "leash" on life and the ability to rediscover the joys of returning to their community with dignity and independence.
This OnlyGood TV Original story was produced by Dean Freeland.
Learn more and support the work of K9s For Warriors at: https://www.k9sforwarriors.org/
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