PTSD Service dogs for U.S.combat veterans start up
Team Member: James Tantoco
Daniel Kimbrell wrote -
Real service dog Inc. is a non profit organization raising money for start up. We need a new puppy to pair with potential veterans in need. It cost $5,000.00-10,000.00 dollars to train a service dog we are trying to cover cost of puppy and veterinarian bills. All money raised goes to making real service dogs more effective at getting service dogs to the people whom need and deserve them. My Name is Danny I am a Afghanistan Combat veteran. I started Real Service Dog Inc, as a way to give back to other veterans. I served in country with the 82nd Airborne, 2nd of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. honorably discharged in 2003. 2 years later i was involuntarily recalled Back to Army service. During training exercises I was experiencing Traumatic and vivid flash backs and Panic attacks. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) I was sent to a medical facility and later discharged from service. I spent years in therapy and on medications until I got my Dog. VA mental health facility staff notice such a large difference in my character that i was encouraged to seek training for my pet to be a certified service dog for PTSD. I Changed from then on. I was unemployed for years and on disability ,thanks to PTSD service dog I am a business owner, Father, and now I want to give back and improve other peoples lives that suffer from the what can be crippling effects of PSTD. Real Service Dog Inc. will provide service dogs initially to individuals diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The organization’s intention is to expand the training and donation program in the future to provide specially trained Service dogs for individuals with Psychiatric disorders or Physical disability that impairs their freedom of movement. Real Service Dog Inc. shall provide the training of PTSD service dogs or other specialized service dogs for U.S military combat veterans, first responders such as local police and fire rescue workers, or the victims of violent crimes and sexual assault. Professional group therapy sessions organized and conducted by a Social Worker shall be held at least once every two months. The purpose of group Therapy is to help the individuals function in society better, and to help the individuals work with their dogs more effectively.