SGT Childers and Tidus

[quote align=”center” color=”#000″]Titus is great! I like that I got a dog in only one week and I get to train the dog for what I want him to do for me and my wife. It’s a special bond that only he and I will have, and no one can take that away from us! C4H is an outstanding organization and helped me and my wife in such a short time.” SGT Childers[/quote]

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SGT Childers is an Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operations Iraqi Freedom USMC Veteran. SGT Childers was on one of his many patrols when an Remote Improvised Explosive Device hit his vehicle, jamming him into the dash, pulverizing his left leg and causing severe Traumatic Brain Injury. During the fire fight, even with his sever injuries, SGT Childers took command of the situation and directed his team to set up a security parameter, triage the wounded and still remained coherent to radio in the situation back to his command. SGT Childers is a Below the Knee (BK) Amputee and suffers from severe Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – for his service, SGT Childers is a recipient of the Purple Heart and pending recipient of the Bronze Star for his bravery while severely injured during battle.

Titus is a two year old Beagle mix that came from a high-kill shelter in Ohio through PetSmart’s “Rescue Waggin.” Titus was adopted out by the Washington Animal Rescue League a few weeks ago and then found running the streets of Washington, D.C. and returned back to the Washington Animal Rescue League only to be matched with a deserving family, SGT Childers and his wife.

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