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WGN’s Medical Reporter, Dina Bair focuses this edition of Medical Watch on the healing effect specially trained service dogs are having on returning combat veterans with PTSD/TBI. Ms. Bair visits Morgan’s Dogs Training Facility in Roscoe Village to speak with trainer Elana Morgan, and some of the vets who participate in the War Dogs Making Continue Reading
War Dogs Making It Home has agreed to take Pippa to be trained to become a service dog to help a veteran suffering from PTSD. Pippa will provide one of our soldiers with a fantastic companion and be his partner in creating a happy future.
The US Army has implemented a new policy that places many new requirements for a soldier to have a service dog. This is at a time when a veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes and active duty soldiers are killing themselves at an all time high rate of one per day. See this Huffington Post’s Continue Reading
This article illustrates how ordinary, every day, occurrences can affect a returned combat veteran. Medication and therapy helps, but it’s her companion service dog that proves to be the biggest part of her recovery. Loyal Companion Helps a Veteran Regain Her Life After War Trauma-NYTimes.com
We are going to be there this year on May 26th so be sure to come see us at our tent! Help veterans with PTSD/TBI! Run the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile for War Dogs Making it Home on May 26, 2012! Contact Dr. Rob Smith about running at this event. Learn more Continue Reading
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