There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
Damn this made me shed a tear. I love dogs..
Hi Everyone. My Name Is Scott my friend Kevin and I are Throwing Champs For Kids Fest.
For those who dont know yet, Champs For Kids Fest was inspired by my new friend Noah (pictured above) who i recently discovered had to undergo Radiation Therapy at The Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital. It had blown my 26 year old mind that children that aren’t even half my age, are already going through hardships that a man like myself cannot Imagine.
At first, this news broke my heart. The idea that there are children out there who have yet to enjoy Disneyland, a good Pizza, girls, boys, a good cup of coffee and what all of us have…a Healthy, Normal Life are fighting for normalcy and some, their lives.
A few weeks before Noah was to travel to the Lucile Packard hospital at Stanford University, his Elementary School got together and Raised $15,000 for Noahs Make a Wish.
I was blown away that Elementary School Kids could do something so awesome and Impact Noahs life like that. So Freaking Sick!
Noah has been at the hospital for about half of his treatment (full treatment is 6 weeks) and has been receiving nothing but the greatest care. Not only does this hospital save lives, but it helps life to continue while kids are undergoing treatments. This Hospital gives life, love and comfort for the families and the children that are in their care.
Today, While working on the Champs For Kids Fest i got hit up by this cool little dude via twitter DM (identity secret) who also is currently undergoing treatment for his Cystic Fibrosis at the Lucile Packard Childrens hospital. Needless to say, hes stoked on our event.
I am one of those people that believe that the Hardcore Scene and everyone involved in it has given so much to better my life. I feel like I owe it to Hardcore to give back. I truly believe that Hardcore Saved my life and saved me from the path that i shouldnt have been going down. Its time that I give back.
Saturday September 6th at the Tulare Ag Expo In Tulare California, I will be hosting a 15 band line up for a One Day Benefit Show to raise money for this Amazing Hospital. All the Proceeds from the event will be donated and will be used directly on these children.
If you believe in this as much as i do, help me.
Follow the champs for kids twitter account: @Champs4kidsfest
Thank you for everyone support. Info is coming soon.
This is one of my favorite posts because that cat’s fucking name is fucking meatloaf
The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.
Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)
It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.
I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit.
Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.
Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.
"After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)
Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them