Imagine leaving the battlefield one day and being at McDonalds the next with people that have no ability to comprehend where you have been emotionally or physically. People who might love you and want to help, but don't know how. People whose lives have been disrupted and put on hold to be there for you, spending month after month, and sometimes years, with you in the hospital. Perhaps you have come home missing an arm, both legs, blind or with severe burns or a traumatic brain injury. It is then that help is offered by another type of hero, a therapy dog or a service dog. A companion or an assistant that sees past the injuries and teaches us that disfigured or the critically ill are not defined by their differences, but by the things that mean the most to them ~ their family, values, and faith.
These dogs are their life savers.