I left the Air Force in 2011 diagnosed with PTSD and struggling with communication problems, depression, anxiety, nightmares…. After an unsuccessful experience with another service dog organization, I found New Horizons and was matched with Reagan in June 2013. They pair the dogs based on the dog’s personality/strengths/etc., and the handler’s needs. Reagan and I connected instantly! It was truly amazing. We were inseparable after that. It’s like he knew I was his person. He automatically notices and comforts me when I’m getting anxious and senses changes in my mood. He has literally kept me going when I was about to give up completely. He has flown with me several times. The most recent trip was to a Wounded Warrior Project Women’s Retreat in NY. He was a star the entire trip. He’s my best friend and rock. I’m starting a new job soon and, of course, Reagan will go with me.
January 1, 1970
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