From the Author
We are only just beginning to realize the enormous potential of dogs for saving the lives of soldiers after they return from war zones. Warriors with PTSD struggle to leave theirwar behind and find their way back to civilian life. They come homesuffering both physical and psychological wounds, still reacting as they did in combat: hyper-vigilant and trusting no one, not even family andfriends. The VA's answer to date has been to prescribe expensive, highly addictive medications that statistics show rarely work as we mighthope. Their pain and anguish far too often ends in suicide, devastatingfamilies, friends and fellow soldiers.
K-9s for Warriors,located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, is just one of many non-profitorganizations that have sprung up across the country for the expresspurpose of training dogs to work with these wounded warriors. Theyobtain most of their dogs from shelters and their mission statementsays, "We rescue the dogs and they rescue their warriors."
MegCameron doesn't suffer from PTSD, but she has her share of difficultyfinding her way to fit in again as wife and mother. Ben Cameron has seen the difference a service dog can make in the lives of veterans and heis determined to expand his facility to include just such a program.This country owes a huge debt to the men and women who sacrifice so much in the service of our country, and for my part, I plan to pay it backby sharing 50% of my income from the sale of this book to the K-9s forWarriors program.