Where did you serve and what did you do?
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
When I returned from Vietnam and for 50 years afterwards I knew I had PTSD, but it didn’t affect me until 2010 when I retired and started sitting around the house while my wife was still working. Each day got worse for me, not wanting to leave the house, and constantly checking doos.
By 2014 I was unable to leave my house. I was referred to an organization in upstate NY called Clearpath for Veterans. This is where my service dog Grainger came from after two yrs. of intense training then training with me at Clearpath for Vets. Lots of delays thru the COVID yrs. Finally in 2021 he and I were together and I could go out of my house and go back to things I enjoyed before my retirement.
Why do you do it?
Not sure how to answer.