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RSS FeedsWhy Is It So Difficult for Veterans With PTSD to Get Service Dogs?
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7 december 2017 10:36:57

Why Is It So Difficult for Veterans With PTSD to Get Service Dogs?
(WorldNews Politics)

A new law would provide funding so veterans suffering from PTSD can get service dogs. For 10 years, Adam LeGrand was a medic in the Air Force. Then he was injured in rollover accidents and by a pallet of cinderblocks falling on him in Qatar. He developed post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and became suicidal. `The VA [Veterans Administration] put me on a dangerous cocktail of drugs,` LeGrand said, `some of which were appropriate and some of which weren´t.` After one particularly scary blackout, he applied for a service dog from a nonprofit. But the VA refused to write a letter saying he had PTSD. Instead, he got the letter from a non-VA doctor-one of many times...
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