Most of us have experienced the soothing comfort that an animal can bring. One minute we are down in the dumps, then with a quick lick to our face, a dog makes us smile. It makes sense that dogs can help ease the symptoms of PTSD, but how exactly?
The ADA, or, The Americans with Disabilities Act, was created in 1990 to prohibit discrimination and to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunities for employment, public accommodations, transportation, and commercial facilities.
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Last year, we experienced many wonderful achievements and milestones. Now that the 2016 chapter of K9s For Warriors’ story has concluded, it is time to turn the page and shift our focus to 2017. I am proud to inform you that I have stepped into a new role at K9s For Warriors - Chief Executive Officer. I plan to use my legal background, entrepreneurial spirit, and leadership skills to guide this organization to a direction of additional growth and prosperity.
The other night, I was done. I felt more alone than I ever have in my life. My family was at their breaking point with me. I was sobbing in front of my kids, at which point my ex-wife had to take them somewhere so they wouldn't see me like that.
Opening the doors to K9s For Warriors was a task that took tremendous effort, drive, and passion. At the time, I saw the start of this organization as a way to help veterans and my son, Brett. I remember being sick with concern over my only son when he developed PTSD after returning home from Iraq as a civilian bomb dog handler.