Skip to comments.Dog means life or death for war-wounded vets
Posted on 04/29/2012 12:32:04 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
What happens when an 89-year-old prisoner of war from World War II is put together with a service dog? The answer is changing the lives of scores of wounded American veterans returning home from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Irwin Stovroff, founder of Vets Helping Heroes, said he witnessed first-hand how service dogs can save the lives of veterans. He explained he was motivated to start a foundation for the purpose since government funds were largely unavailable.
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What motivated me was the fact that I realized these young heroes were coming back and were going to have one tough life, Stovroff told WNDs Aaron Klein in a radio interview. They had so many handicaps, being blind, losing arms, having seizures, post traumatic stress disorder, and our government had no funds for dogs.
Vet Helping Heroes provides the funds needed to ensure that a specialized training process for each dog is tailored to respond to the specific needs of each injured soldier.
In some cases, the dogs learn to block off personal space for PTSD-suffering vets. In others, they are guides for soldiers who lost their sight in battle. Some dogs are even trained to signal an impending onset of seizure by barking, offering their owners a crucial second or two to prepare.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
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There's a reason it's sometimes called World Nut Daily.
Perhaps it was indeed divine intervention......
Wonderful dogs....helping our vets. Good place to donate a few bucks.
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