“Shai has given me a quality of life that I had lost”
Damian’s personal struggles with PTSD, depression, and traumatic brain injury defined his life after he left the US Navy following 14 years of service. His personal life and efforts to further his education were suffering.
Taking advice from a friend, Damian connected with K9s For Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to military veterans suffering from various forms of trauma. There they matched Damian with Shai, and they bonded immediately.
Having Shai by his side gave him a partner in dealing with his PTSD symptoms. Before Shai, Damian would go weeks without leaving his house, isolated and cut off from the world. Now, his energetic friend encourages Damian to get outside and connect with nature.
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How do pets help us set aside distractions and embrace the moment? Perhaps it has something to do with their insistence on enjoying your company right here, right now.