A roadside IED explosion in Irag forever changed my life. When my fellow soldiers realized I was still inside the vehicle, they rushed to rescue me, but not before I was severely burned. I now struggle with a traumatic brain injury and results of severe burns. I have little strength and coordination on my left side. My head injuries have made speech and communication difficult. My New Horizons Service Dog, Courage, is helping me in so many ways. Although it isn’t easy, I’m communicating again and can walk for brief periods, with Courage.