any donation you may have to try and make Christmas a little better regarding this story.
I have located two facilities for a special needs dog but want to do a little more not only for the vet's family but the Kossack for being so there and having a bit of a time themselves. Here is the email and names..deleted...but this is a VERY ACTIVE KOSSACK here,,,simply..Addressed to VETWIFE
One major facility is in South Florida and checking on a smaller one in Williston/North Florida.
Donations accepted at :
Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 01:17 PM ESTI found two facilities and passed the info on but that is just for the dog and still trying to find out how much this cost will incur. Most organizations like the DAV are not being too helpful.
We have a friend who is an honorably discharged Marine.. Iraq/Afghanistan. He's younger than me, in his late 20's early 30's. Yesterday he had a minor stroke, he also has PTSD pretty severely (He'll come to himself deep out in the forest with no idea how he got there). He also has a one year old daughter. He really needs an assistance dog, but he doesn't have the ability to train his own. Do you know of any local groups that place dogs with vets that doesn't cost a fortune?
He's expected to make a full recovery from this stroke, but he's bad about taking his BP meds because of the PTSD. He gets his medical care through the VA and the local health clinic right now.
I searched most of the afternoon yesterday and I am tapped out. I feel we should help the little one year old as well.
She has no clue I am doing this but really felt the magic to help her and her husband and children who are trying to help their friend.
I found an organizantion in North Florida and will be calling some more today to try and donate the special needs dog. The dog will need more than it's being though. It will need food, shampoo, a carrier and much needed pet items and we are not even talking about the 1 year old daughter.
Just click on my name or go to the link here and donate for this Afghan vet and very long time Kossack who you all know but will remain nameless. This is just one letter of maybe 4 or 5 of requests I get a month but this is the one we picked this year.
He was twice wounded if that helps any.You know I hate that the VA just does not provide this kind of service or a need such as this takes so much time and at Christmas. Of course we are talking Gainesville here.
I mentioned to the email request that is sounded as though the veteran qualified for some home health care but the response was not good. I was also told he and his daughter are staying with his mother so Grandma is entitled to the Caregivers Act. I will be workling pretty hard on this is to see what the wounded warrior and the caregiver can get immediately but in the meantime... Can you help with ideas for a quick adoption of a special needs emotional doggie and some gifts for a one year old.