Female Veteran Meets Her Therapy Dog For The First Time - It's A Pawfect Match
Stacy Pearsall, former staff sergeant and aerial combat photojournalist for the United States Air Force, meets her new therapy dog Charlie for the first time on the Today Show and it looks to be a pawfect match!
In 2008, the photographer founded the Veterans Portrait Project to honor men and women for their service, that's where she met Joe Worley and his service dog Benjamin. After meeting the dynamic duo and with a little bit of encouragement from Worley, she applied for her own therapy dog with America's VetDogs.
After three combat tours, Stacy's retired from military service and suffering from seizure activity, a cervical spine trauma, and traumatic brain injury and she was approved for her own therapy dog!
So, when Stacy and Charlie met for the first time on the TODAY plaza on Thursday and greeted one another by touching noses, it was a truly emotional introduction.
"Charlie is going to be right there alongside me, keeping watch and offering solace, not just to me, but to all those veterans who, like me, struggle every day. And I'm just really excited to see where we go together, and thankful to have this opportunity."
It's so incredible to see the two together and taking on the world side-by-side!
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Story Credit: Today Show