Veterans with post-traumatic stress often find that crowded places can trigger them to have an anxiety attack. Things many of us take for granted, like going to the grocery store or eating at a restaurant, are difficult for someone suffering from the disorder.
Nonprofit organization Patriot Paws hopes by giving veterans a service dog; they will be able to get back to a normal routine. That’s why army veteran Alice Crosby applied for a dog from the organization.
It has been decades since Crosby donned her Army uniform, but while her days as an active duty soldier are long gone, the memories of what she went through are everlasting.
“I have PTSD due to MST which is military sexual trauma and my PTSD was getting worse and worse and I didn’t want to go out,” said Crosby.
Alice said she has trouble visiting any place with crowds of people. Airports, stores, restaurants, even her …