Jason and Jeon
Posted on: 10/18/2014
Please read about our newest client that needs your help for Service Dog training funding, Jason and Joen. We need to raise $3,800.00 for their training and other expenses. If you've been waiting to make a difference, now is the time.
"I am an Air Force Vet who has been diagnosed with what psychologists refer to as severe PTSD. For over 10 years I have been battling this silent disability.
A good portion of my life has been led in the public eye through entertainment, community outreach and service as well as public speaking and teaching. In the past decade I have slowly isolated myself to the point of losing a majority of my friends and family as well as confined myself to frequenting only three places other than my home (workplace, grocery store, one local restaurant). I desire, but lack, the ability to engage in social activities or create new friendships. Taking my son to amusement parks or other populated areas increases my anxiety and hyper vigilence, making it difficult to take him to or even enjoy these basic, fundamental family activities.
As I have led a life free of drugs and alcohol, I do not take any meds for PTSD which makes it very difficult for me to deal with the daily weight and pain of the disability. Psychologists strongly recommend that a service dog may be one of the only chances I have at successfully managing PTSD.
I met and fell in love a boxer rescue named Jeon who I adopted from Lone Star Boxer Rescue to become my service dog.
PTSD has stolen vital years of my life from me and my family and even caused extreme losses. In a short time, Jeon has shown to already offer some ease to my pain. If given the ability to train him to become my service dog, he may be able to help me actually “live” my future and increase my chances at happiness."