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Warrior Canine Connection

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July 10, 2017

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THE STORY:

Warrior Canine Connection's dogs changed my life.  Their dogs saved my life, and my family.  Please let me tell you my story.


On Sept 8, 2013 my M1A1 tank was destroyed by a massive IED while on a combat patrol near Sangin in Afghanistan.


When I came home, I was not the same. I was confused all the time. I couldn't speak or think clearly. I was in constant pain. And I was very, very angry.


Eventually I was transferred to Walter Reed Hospital for evaluation and treatment. There I was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, fractured lumbar vertebrae, and PTSD.


When I learned that I was going to be medically retired, that I couldn't be a Marine anymore, I thought I was losing everything. I lost hope.


That's when I was fortunate enough to be connected with Warrior Canine Connection. WCC taught me that I could still serve, even if I wasn't a Marine.


WCC gave me the hope and courage to push through my recovery. By dedicating myself to training dogs for fellow service members, I renewed my sense of purpose. This program saved my life. It saved my family.


I'd like you to think about how common these stories of trauma are. Besides me, you probably know other service members who suffer because of the wars. Help us help them.


Help us share hope, love, and healing. Join me in bringing the power of this program to other service members who need our help. Please make a gift today, and share this fundraiser with others.  


Thank you,


Matt Moores


WARRIOR CANINE CONNECTION UTILIZES MISSION BASED TRAUMA RECOVERY TO HELP RECOVERING WARRIORS RECONNECT WITH LIFE, THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR COMMUNITIES, AND EACH OTHER. Warrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that utilizes its Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) model to empower returning combat Veterans who have sustained physical and psychological wounds while in service to our country. Based on the concept of Warriors helping Warriors, WCC’s therapeutic service dog training program is designed to mitigate symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries, while giving recovering Service Members and Veterans a sense of purpose, help in reintegrating back into their families and communities, and a potential career path as a service dog trainer. The program also produces highly skilled Warrior-trained service dogs that will provide years of mobility and social support to Veterans with disabilities.

$8,086

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shelby & Tyler

    $50

  • Billy & Ann

    $50

  • Lisa and Michael Naumann

    $250

  • Carole P Bazinet

    $100

  • Shirley Yount

    $20

  • Deborah Clark

    $25

  • @reddogwhiskey

    $50

  • Patricia Willhide

    $25

  • Cecilia Kranz

    $25

  • Amy

    $30

  • Joy Boysen

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen

    $25

  • Taylor

    $25

  • Dan Le

    $100

  • Brittney Wooten

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Pam and Leor

    $100

  • Terrie Bates

    $25

  • Lynda

    $25

  • Allen Whitwell

    $100

  • Paula Bafan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Shay(mazing) Giraldo

    $25

  • Robbie Wyatt

    $50

  • HC

    $135

  • Susan Grupe

    $25

  • Patrick Siemon

    $100

  • Jillian Roth

    $36

  • Bridget Warring

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nike

    $100

  • Wild Sky Law Group, PLLC

     

  • Melissa M.

    $25

  • Pat and Charlotte Lendrim

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen Sander

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Aaron

    $50

  • Robin Michael Young & Honor's Sophia

     

  • Susan Kirkpatrick

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sam&Hank Lerch

    $100

  • Cowboy and Mel

     

  • Marilee Boothe

    $25

  • Joan G

    $25

  • Nash Fisher

    $25

  • Ron Waynert

    $25

  • Dogs rule!

    $250

  • Jerri Hatch

    $100

  • Lynn S.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michelle Rubin

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Morgan

     

  • Jaime Morgan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Diana Beaulaurier

    $100

  • A friend

    $20

  • USMC

    $500

  • Deneen

    $25

  • Matching donation

    $545

  • Gad Weinstein

    $25

  • Karen T.

    $50

  • Barbara Feehan

    $25

  • Wendy Anne McReynolds

     

  • ZANAVARA Hemp

    $50

  • Stacy Smith

     

  • Janet Seale

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karin Doughty

    $50

  • Michelle Cook

    $25

  • Carole P Bazinet

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Diana Beaulaurier

    $500

  • Leslie and Stephen

    $200

  • Susan Wisniewski

    $25

  • Susan G

    $100

  • Judi Goloff

    $100

  • Karen Kayoumi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Donna Sillick

    $25

  • Cynthia Miller

    $100

  • Christie Vu

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Irene Walsh

    $105

  • Nike

    $100

  • Arlene Brandau

    $25

  • Puppies Love Ice Cream

    $50

  • Renee and Thom Williamson

    $50

  • Helene

    $50

  • Rita Nabb

    $50

  • Sabrina, Moon and Maui

    $25

  • The Vojtech Family

    $50

  • Melissa Boysen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • KARIN DOUGHTY

    $25

  • Karie

    $10

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108% Raised of$7,500 Goal

The Team: $86,531 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

WARRIOR CANINE CONNECTION

Amount Raised

$36,170

 

72% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

julie walters

Amount Raised

$11,550

Fundraiser Title

Team James

Amount Raised

$8,086

 

108% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ziti's Team

Amount Raised

$6,508

 

465% Raised of$1,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Fisher Takes Flight

Amount Raised

$2,421

 

121% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Hope Litter

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

223% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Hoodlum

Amount Raised

$1,785

 

179% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandi Rosenberg - Operation Otis

Amount Raised

$1,600

Donor Comments

Karie

Karie

DONATION: $10

#icecream4james 2 years ago

KARIN DOUGHTY

KARIN DOUGHTY

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Melissa Boysen

Melissa Boysen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Vojtech Family

The Vojtech Family

DONATION: $50

In Honor of Casey; In Memory of Goldie 2 years ago

Sabrina, Moon and Maui

Sabrina, Moon and Maui

DONATION: $25

In honor of my friends Matt and WCC James 2 years ago

Rita Nabb

Rita Nabb

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Helene

Helene

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Renee and Thom Williamson

Renee and Thom Williamson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Puppies Love Ice Cream

Puppies Love Ice Cream

DONATION: $50

2 years ago