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DOG name: THORNTON
Certification:
AD-MED [PSY]
Team since: 2015

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GySgt Justin Smith, USMC (ret.)

Justin Smith, (GySgt., USMC, ret.) is a 22 year United States Marine Corps veteran. As a result of his many deployments to combat zones, he deals with both physical and psychological injuries. Because of a back injury, he has difficulty moving around and bending down to pick things up or to put on socks. But what affects him most is his inability to connect with and enjoy his family. As a result of his service, he has been diagnosed with both PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Justin spent much of his children's lives away from home and more than anything - now that he is physically present, he wants to be emotionally present for his family. Because of his anxiety and hypervigilance, he is often unable to attend his children's soccer games, school assemblies and family functions. Justin has been a dog lover all of his life and has experienced the amazing healing power of dogs. He hopes that with THORNTON's help, he will once again be the father and husband that his family deserves.
 





PIF 1

$0

$10,000
Goal

CREEK



PIF 2

$0

Infinite
Goal

$20,575



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