Where did you serve and what did you do?
I was in the Navy from 2009-2019 as a Cryptologic Technician Collection analyst. I deployed on the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) during the Japan Tsunami, USS Peleliu (LHA-5) in the Gulf, and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in the Gulf during Operation Inherent Resolve. I was also a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate for most of my time in the Navy.
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
I am always open to sharing what a service dog is, what Daisy does for me, and why. As a team, we work to combat the stigma of veterans, disabled veterans, women veterans, and people living with mental health challenges.
Why do you do it?
As a female veteran, single mom, and business owner, I get a lot of doubtful looks and silly questions, i.e., “How do you take care of your kids if you need a service dog.” My goal is to help others understand service dogs are meant to do certain things to help their person. I also share information on how to approach someone with a service dog properly.