Just Doing His Job!
Erick Scott is a U.S. Veteran that served in Iraq. He is still haunted by the buddies that didn’t come back. It still hurts. Like many other war heroes, Erick suffers from survirors guilt.
He has had to endure depression, nightmares, night sweats, aggressive behavior upon waking, as well as other symtoms of PTSD. Erick tried therapyy and a variety of PTSD drugs but nothing seemed to help.
Then he heard about K9s for Warriors. They are a non-profit group dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or military sexual trauma (MST) as a result of U.S. military service.
Vets actually move into the K9s for Warriors facility for three weeks while they receive specialize training with their new servive dog. That gives them time to work with and bond with their new dog.
Erick is amazed at what a differnce his dog Gumbo has made in his life. As soon as he starts to get agitated or depressed or starts having a bad dream, Gumbo is right there for him.
Check out the video below to see Gumbo in action. Erick starts to get upset at recalling old memories during an interview and Gumbo is right there to comfort him.
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