Where did you serve and what did you do?
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
I have a Shitzu. I’m diagnosed with sleep apnea. I didn’t know how deadly it was until one day, I just dropped off to sleep, Evidently, I had stopped breathing, the next thing I know my Shitzu was jumping up and down on my chest when I awakened. I talk to young people in the area and counsel single moms and I arrive with my girl Lindsey. When she isn’t with me people ask where is she. She helps me to cope with different situations and she’s a lot of company, because I’m a loner. She woke me up at 0300 hours, because I had fallen asleep with my front door open.
Why do you do it?
I counsel single mothers, because I’m a single parent and I know what it’s like to raise a child without help. I know what it feels like when doors close in your face. I know what it feels like “TO BE AN EDUCATED DARKED SKINNED WOMAN” in competition in the society that we live in. I know what it feels like to feel the invisible chains that bind and hold you back. I also know that for every door that closes “MY GOD” a window of opportunity will open up and invite you in. It is a struggle, but you can make it work for you. All you have to do is have faith.