K9s for CamoSuccess Stories
Read about the lives that have been changed through our mission.
I am a Vietnam veteran that faces many issues. I have PTSD, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, and just recently found out that I have Parkinson’s disease. I have horrible nightmares and I’m in pain. Sometimes I fill like I live in a whirlpool. The pain makes the stress and nightmares worse and the nightmares make the pain worse. Parkinson’s is going to make a lot of my issues worse. I have had most of these issues since I came back from Vietnam. I was going around with anger, pain and just plain frustration with life. I couldn’t keep a job because I would always get into huge disagreements with co-workers and finally with the boss. This was only making my life more miserable and frustrating This was going on and I didn’t have clue what was happening to me.. I didn’t want anything to do with the VA for the longest. A friend of mine finally convinced me to go to the VA, which I did in 2007. Shortly after getting appointments with the VA things finally starting falling in place and I started to have a clearer understanding of what was happening to me because of Vietnam. I was finally getting some help and then I got help with all of the issues that were causing me so many problems.
I started having problems with balance and falling in late 2016. I had my shower adapted with handles and a seat so I wouldn’t fall. It took over a year before the VA finally recognized that I had some serious issues. I was getting worse almost daily and in a short time went from having to use a cane to having to use a walker. I give you my
K9s For Camo Veteran
I am a 30-year-old Veteran who has a Service Dog named Lilly. I was able to get this dog thanks to John Lopez and K9’s for Camo. I separated from the USAF (United States Air Force) due to medical issues. I receive treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. By Spring 2016 I was on SSRI (antidepressants), four anti-anxiety pills and two sleeping pills. Because of the
By October of 2016
Inmates Find a Purpose
No one truly knows our pasts just as no one knows the pasts of the rescue dogs we train for K9’S For Camo. Giving these dogs a second chance is all that really matters to me. They could have been abused, neglected or thrown out on the streets to starve.