I would like to recognize Lorraine Clark and her company Suncoast Service Dogs Inc.
In the summer of 1997, while on a deployment serving in the Air Force, I injured my back. Years later, I ended up having sections of my spine fussed due to that incident. Unfortunately, after multiple surgeries, I was left disabled. Having severe nerve damage and difficulty walking, I was deemed unfit to serve in the Air Force and was forced into early retirement.