It takes a lot of courage, bravery, and real grit to serve in the military. When they finally return home, some soldiers experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which has an impact on their daily lives. Some soldiers are separated from their loved ones for months or even years at a time.
PTSD can be managed in a variety of ways. A service dog can be a specific method to cope for some people, in addition to medication and therapy. Service dogs like Pax, a Yellow Labrador, assist PTSD sufferers in getting through each day. They serve as a support system and aid in making these individuals feel entire once more.
Sgt. Bill Campbell, a 47-year-old veteran, experiences memory loss, PTSD, and a severe phobia of crowds. But everything changed for him when he got Pax as a service dog. With a dog by his side, he was able to overcome the terrible impacts of war and resume living a normal life. Bill will always be appreciative for the special bond the two of them share.
Bill wanted to track down Pax’s trainer and express his gratitude to her since without her, he might not be where he is now. The woman who trained Pax was Laurie Kellog. Bill discovered that Pax lived at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, where he was taken care of by numerous female inmates and trained as a service dog.
Due to the fact that it was so personal to Laurie, she adored training Pax for PTSD. After years of domestic abuse, she also experienced PTSD. She found comfort in Pax, who encouraged her to focus on the present and avoid dwelling on the past. Laurie was overjoyed to learn that Pax would be given to a veteran who also experienced PTSD.
To personally thank Laurie for assisting Pax in becoming who he is today, Bill made the trip to see her. It was a very meaningful time for the three of them to be together because Pax had improved both of their lives. Pax obviously recognized Laurie because he immediately came up to her and showered her with licks and tail wags as he spotted her. See their moving tale in the video below: