Here’s another excerpt from our series on Yahoo! Shine featuring Rally.org crowdfunding campaigns that inspire us. Today we share the story of one veteran whose life was changed by a mutt from Stiggy’s Dogs, a non-profit that provides psychiatric service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other combat-related health issues.
On September 1, 2006, Terrance McGlade’s Marine battalion got hit by a roadside bomb in Ramadi, Iraq. He sustained shrapnel wounds and in the years since the attack, he’s lived with severe depression, PTSD, and a mild traumatic brain injury.
Never could he have imagined that, after getting his medical discharge in May 2012, he’d end up throwing out a ceremonial first pitch for the Cincinnati Reds and dropping the puck on the Detroit Red Wings’ home ice.
See “This Week’s Rally for Good: A Rescued Dog to the Rescue” to find out how Terrance McGlade and his service dog are doing.