Hero Dog Awards - Meeka


San Diego, California

The day I was diagnosed with severe PTSD, it felt like my world was caving in. I finally had a diagnosis to explain why something as simple as leaving my house sent me into a panic attack. I thought that I wouldn’t be able to live a normal life, but that all changed the day I met Meeka. From the day Meeka and I began training together, I knew she was meant to be my partner. As we trained and grew as a team, she showed me how to live again. Every day she wakes me up for work, and ensures that I take my medication. She’s there for me when I have panic attacks, ready to perform DPT and bring water if I ask. Every single day she works and makes my life better. She’s my hero because she taught me how to keep going and that I could indeed live a normal life despite my disability.