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DOG Name: SHELDON
Certification:
AD-MED-PSY
Team Since: 2019

EODC Matthew Wheeler, USN

Matthew served 14 years with the US Navy. He deployed seven times, and each time saw intense combat operations. He is diagnosed with PTS, and has multiple TBIs, as well. He has noticed that he had a hard time reintegrating after leaving Active Duty, and admits to avoiding public places and crowds. He experiences insomnia, and when he does sleep, often has nightmares. He feels like a happy and healthy future is shrinking away, but hopes that with the help of an Assistance Dog, he can be more involved in his young kids’ lives.

In January of 2019, Matthew met and bonded with SHELDON, a fun-loving Golden Retriever – and their journey together began. SHELDON will help Matthew by paying attention when they are out in crowded places, and alerting to people coming up behind him. SHELDON will also anchor to Matthew’s growing anxieties, and wake him from nightmares, allowing him a better night’s sleep. With sweet SHELDON by his side, we know Matthew will be able to conquer anything he sets his mind to, and we couldn’t be happier to watch these two grow as a team.
 





PIF 1

$0

$10,000
Goal

$1,820




PIF 2

$0

Infinite
Goal



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