Dealing with the past is challenging especially when the history involves trauma. Some would hide the pain and act as if everything is okay. That’s what Stacy Pearsall did, a former Former Air Force staff sergeant.
As a veteran, one is taught to deal with life and suck it up. But when she had a grand mal seizure, that’s when she knew she needed help. She signed up for a service dog and got Charlie.
Charlie changed her life and perspective completely. Charlies is always helpful with everything. Stacy even calls Charlie her armor as Charlie protects her from the reminders of her past.
Now, she does not go anywhere without her best friend. Stacy has a hard time hearing because of blast exposure. When her husband is not around, she would not know if there was anyone at the door.
That’s just one of the things that Charlie helps her with. Charlie would alert her if anyone was at the door or anything needed Stacy’s attention. Stacy also used to use a light stand to pull herself off the ground.
Since Charlie arrived, he has offered support whenever she needs to stand. Stacy used to cope with stress by overworking. With Charlie, she gets to take a break and breathe. Stacy is starting to enjoy life the way that it should be enjoyed.
When veterans share their stories with her, and they feel uncomfortable, Charlie is there to make them feel better about sharing. He has been a tremendous help both physically and emotionally. Stacy has also learned to face the feelings that she has about her past.
She now has the courage to deal with it because of Charlie. Going back to her life after eleven years of service was not easy, and it had a lot of challenges. Now, she knows she can handle any challenge with the help of Charlie.
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