My husband Kevin Gardner is U.S. Infantry Army Combat Veteran. No, this is not a sob story. It actually took us a good amount of time to come to the decision of reaching out to the public for help. We are trying to raise money for a service dog for Kevins PTSD and anxienty needs. He joined the Army in 2011 where he was shipped off to Afghanistan for an 11 month tour shortly after basic training. We would like to keep the details of his deployments private. He then served for another five years at Fort Hood before being medically retired. There are good days and bad days but we are hoping a service dog will be a saving grace were as a lot of other outlets have failed him. Kevin is now 28 and attending school to be a Biologist so he can eventually end up doing something he enjoys and cares about. He really needs a buffer between him and other people, large crowds, or when days are just too hard. We plan on adopting a dog one year or younger and start the training process. We quickly realized how expensive extensive training can be and hence why we are asking for help.
We appreciate all the help, shares, and positive thoughts.