Service Paws of Central Pa presented 2 checks today.
One of those recipients was a retired, disabled United States Marine.
Branden Hill suffers from PTSD and anxiety.
He served in Afghanistan during his time with the Marine Corps.
He now has a 2 year old black lab named Zeke who was registered in September as Branden’s new service dog.
Branden says it was recommended that he try getting a service dog and says he’s been more than helpful to him.
“He helps with my surrounding areas. Knowing my surroundings. He always has my back. My front. He can tell where danger is coming from and he alerts me.
Mainly with going out in bigger crowds. He helps me to calm down and relax. Like a comfort zone. A security blanket. Making me sure that everything’s okay.”
The organization also gave a check to Nicole Horn who suffers from PTSD and anxiety in public .
She says that she and her service dog Velvet have formed a very close bond and couldn’t imagine life without her.