PTSD THERAPY DOG for Sgt. Crawford

Meet Sgt. Benjaman West Crawford!

Sgt. Crawford served 2 tours of duty in Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn
 
· While serving as an Intelligence Collector assigned to the Infantry, he guided his team in producing record levels of Intelligence Information Reports that were responsible for the detention of an undisclosed number of insurgent/terrorists and confiscation of over 2 tons of weapons and explosives during his 27 months serving in Combat.
· He independently trained an Iraqi Army Brigade asset, Reconnaissance Platoon capable of collecting their own intelligence and information.
· He was selected above 10 senior NCOs for the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy
· Received 3 Army Commendation Medals and 3  Army Achievement Medals.
· Was awarded the Combat Action Badge.
· Earned NCO of the Month for his Battalion DURING his second deployment
· Selected over 10 senior NCOs for Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy
· Received Army Commendation Medal

 
According to his Commanding Officers, Sgt. Crawford: 
· Always put the needs and welfare of his soldiers ahead of his own
· Was a crucial Intelligence Officer and vital asset to his Brigade
· His dedication to duty directly contributed to his Battalion’s success
· Recognized by many officers and NCO’s for his ability to lead

 Sgt. Crawford served 2 tours of duty in imminent danger to better the lives of the Iraqi people and protect the freedoms of Americans...... Now, it's our turn to give back to Sgt. Crawford.

 Sgt Crawford returned from those tours with a severe cast of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 Sadly, many of our men and women come home and don't know how to live “not in war” any longer.  They have been trained to always be on alert, always look for threats, and do everything they can to stay alive and keep their buddies alive.  They have been taught to have a combat mindset.  They have not been taught to have an off switch.  

· 22 Veterans commit suicide each day. 

Sgt Crawford would greatly benefit from having a therapy dog who could wake him from nightmares, allow him to feel more safe in public, alert him when someone is approaching from behind, defuse onsets of panic and anxiety.  Therapy dogs decrease hyper-vigilance, perform behavior for flash backs, perform tasks for schedule regulation, increase self esteem and provide constant companionship and unconditional love.

Friends have found the perfect dog for Sgt. Crawford!
                                                Meet Oakley! 
Oakley is a trained PTSD Therapy dog and is
available right now! We simply need to raise $2500.00 in order to purchase this dog to help Sgt. Crawford return to a normal life.

Sgt. Crawford gave so much for so many—Will you help him?

 Please donate  every dollar helps! 
Thank you from Sgt. Crawford, his family and friends.  We are gratetful for your support and contribution!!





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Debra Ferrin 
    • $25 
    • 76 mos
  • Virginia McLaren 
    • $20 
    • 76 mos
  • Patsy Reed 
    • $20 
    • 76 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 76 mos
  • Kathleen Dennis 
    • $50 
    • 76 mos
See all

Organizer

Stacy Gibson Sartain 
Organizer
Gallatin, TN
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