Retired US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Diver, applying for service dog through One of my missions is to raise funds to pay it forward for the next service member in need. The cost to fully train each service dog is roughlly $35,000. This does not include the countless volunteer hours that these wounderful people have, and will spend, to care and help people like me transition to a healthier state of living. While it is not a requirement that we raise any certain amount to be placed with a service dog; this is the best way to ensure the continuation of care and support needed for those who come to follow. I am required to pay for all travel expenses for a minimum of five events including, (airfare, rental car, lodging, and incidentals ie... food, gas, and tolls, etc...). Fortunately, I have received two grants for travel through Semper Fi Fund & Navy & Marine Corp Relief Society, but I still have a minimum of three more mandatory unfunded training events required for completion of program. Currently, I am in the appeal process with the Department of Veteran Affairs Administration for compensation benefits, and anxiously awaiting for my acceptance letter from VCU Richmond to begin college In the Fall.
Thank You Everyone,
Even for a message of support


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Mark Brazwell 
Beaverdam, VA
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