Kona Provides Emotional Support

Dog provides emotional support –
Kona and William

As agonizing as combat is, the after-effects are often greater and can last a lifetime. So it was with William, a fully disabled USMC combat veteran, whose injuries left him unemployable and financially dependent on VA and SS disability benefits. Fortunately, he found EMOTIONAL support in the tender and unwavering love of his trained service dog, Kona.

Unfortunately, however, Kona tore the ACL on her back left leg, requiring surgery to repair it. Unable to afford the operation, he and his wife, Sarah, kept her on kenneled bed rest (separated from William who was so dependent on her) and provided her with laser treatments and pain medications as they scrambled to find the necessary funds. Thanks to your ongoing and generous support, we provided the couple with a Home for Life grant to help with the cost of Kona’s surgery. Now healing well, this devoted dog is back to doing what she loves most: being (her) man’s best friend.

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