Macy & Janelle
Macy changed my life, I cannot stress this enough. Every time I go out the most common question I get is definitely “Is she helping?”, and I can’t do much more than point out that I’m outside of my house!
Macy is a two year old Golden Retriever and an absolute life saver. She helps her handler Janelle to get through every day, whatever comes their way. Janelle suffers from PTSD and most days were a struggle before Macy. Full of panic attacks and constant immobilizing fear, Janelle always needed someone to accompany her if she left her home. Being unable to even go to the grocery store alone is a very difficult situation to be in, when you’re at a point in your life where you should be out socializing, entering secondary school, and growing into an adult.
Janelle found MSAR through their website and just like that, she was connected with George and a few weeks later she met Macy. From the moment they met Janelle started to improve, and with every passing visit, and training session she got better. Now Janelle is in school, has a plan for her future and has a new hope in her life.
“Macy changed my life, I cannot stress this enough. Every time I go out the most common question I get is definitely “Is she helping?”, and I can’t do much more than point out that I’m outside of my house! That alone not long ago was impossible for me without breaking out into huge panic attacks at the thought. Even if I didn’t leave my house I’d have easily over 10 panic attacks a day. Now, maybe 2 a week and I have my life back. At the age of 21 I wrote my life off. No forms of treatment or therapy ever stopped the fear I held every day for over 7 years. Then in under a year this amazing little dog came into my life and did what none of the medications, doctors or hospitals could. Now I’m back in school, socializing and living. I am living my life every day, and I never thought I’d be able to do this. Thank you MSAR. “ – Janelle