Where did you serve and what did you do?
Iraq Afganistan Army Combat Medic with 3rd Infantry Division
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
Samarra has helped me to live again. With that, she has allowed me to fulfill my dream of starting my own non-profit in order to assist fellow Veterans in NJ with suicidal ideation through Post Traumatic Growth and Wellness. This program has a multifaceted approach to PTG and will go beyond a short term program as we are building comradery through community.
Why do you do it?
Having struggled for years with PTSD, and TBI along with daily suicidal ideations, I knew I needed to help my fellow Veterans to strive instead of to continue to struggle. We lose too many Veterans on a daily basis. There are no other programs like this in NJ and we have the highest per capita in our area. If I can save one life through my story, then it’s a success.