All posts tagged PTSD

Shari Duval, founder of K9s for Warriors

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Shari Duval—founder and president of K9s for Warriors, which pairs veterans who suffer from PTSD and other wounds of war with rescue dogs who’ve been specially trained as service dogs to help these veterans function more effectively in civilian life—recounts how concern over profound changes in her son, Brett Simon, after he returned from two tours of duty in Iraq spurred her to launch the organization. Read more…

Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon, Southeast Guide Dogs’ Paws For Patriots

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Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon–staff members at Southeastern Guide Dogs; she’s the trainer for Veteran Service Dogs And Facility Therapy Dogs, he’s the Community Outreach Coordinator–discuss how the Palmetto, Florida based facility launched its Paws For Patriots program to serve veterans. Read more…

Dr. Edie Dopking, Founder, Quantum Leap Farm

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Dr. Edie Dopking–Founder of Quantum Leap Farm, a therapeutic equestrian program based in Odessa, FL–discusses her lifelong love of horses, first getting on a horse at age two and riding throughout her childhood in Kentucky. Read more…

Dr. Walter Burghardt, Jr., veterinarian & expert on canine PTSD

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Dr. Walter Burghardt, Jr.–veterinarian, chief of behavioral medicine since 1995 at the Daniel E. Holland Military Working Dog Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base, and considered the leading authority on canine post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)–describes the Hospital and the scope of its staff and services, and what it means to be responsible for the behavioral care of over 1500 military working dogs around the world. Read more…

Pit Bulls 4 Patriots’ Paul Manners, Juli Rae Radloff, Brian Hall & Dozer

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Paul Manners, Juli Rae Radloff, Brian Hall & Dozer– three people (and one dog) involved with a href=”http://www.pitbulls4patriots.org/”>Pit Bulls 4 Patriots–discuss this Gulfport, FL-based program that pairs veterans suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with rescued pit bulls, in a poignant intersection of healing & hope. Read more…