"Hello, my name is Donna and this is Maggie. I am 59 years old, disabled and unable to work due to physical limitations, chronic pain and PTSD. I worked over 20 plus jobs in 19 years as a licensed RN.
Sexually molested at age 5 and rape in 2000, I have known PTSD for 54 years. Those years were wasted, living in a dark prison of paralyzing fear, panic, anxiety, and depression. I only leave the house when necessary, Dr appts, pick up medication or food. I even shy away from my children and grandchildren that I dearly love.
Maggie is 8 months old. She is smart and loving. She will assist in helping to steady me when I stand and pick up small items when dropped. She will be my constant companion and my safety buffer between myself and all the 'scary things'.
Now that Maggie will be trained as my Service Dog, I will have a good chance of living outside this suffocating prison, and learn to smile and to live life without fear!"