Watch the Story of DD — The Dog Who Saved a Life, and Didn’t Even Know It!

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Blade Anthony was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from a tour as a medic in the Marine Corps, and found himself falling into a spiraling hole of depression. He was at a point where he didn’t want to live.

That’s when he decided to contact Pets for Vets. On his application he requested, simply, for a companion. Someone to understand him, when no one else seemed to.

Thankfully, Pets for Vets was able to match Blade up with DD — a beautiful, loveable, and loving pup. Someone whom Blade could finally connect with. Check out this incredibly inspiring video.

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.