STORIES ABOUT COMING HOME, PTSD, AND CANINE COMPANIONS

HEAL! is a multi-media project by artist Vicki Topaz that chronicles the healing journeys of veterans living with post-traumatic stress and other disabilities who are seeking to cope day-to-day with the help of their highly trained service dogs. HEAL! illustrates how service dogs empower veterans by helping them find a “new normal” as they adjust to life after service. Presently 22 U.S. service members commit suicide every day.

RECENT NEWS FOR HEAL!

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U.S. Navy veteran Dave Jennelle

and his service dog Laddie

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Carlos Vera

and his service dog Ruthie

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U.S. Army veteran Chris Dolan

and his service dog April