After suffering a severe spinal cord injury while serving overseas in the Navy, Brian was faced with an early end to his career and a vastly different life. He was ultimately diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder. Here’s how his service dog, Colt, is helping him heal:

“Before Colt, I barely left the house, not even to get groceries. I was having panic attacks pretty regularly. I can go to the grocery store now. I’m playing with my kids again. I’m reconnecting in ways I haven’t connected with them in a long time. I’m getting rest. I’m not just suffering through it. Colt is always there, like a buddy, no matter what. I’m never alone.”