The mission of Northwest Battle Buddies is to “Empower combat veterans with PTSD to regain their freedom and independence by partnering them with professionally trained and specifically matched service dogs at no charge–Serving our Veterans who served us all.” This is the organization who brought together Chad Brown and his dog, Axe, who are stars of the video above. Chad, who received the first annual Orvis Breaking Barriers Award for the remarkable work he does with inner-city youth and veterans, had his life completely changed by his new companion and friend.
Mon May 5, both Chad and Axe will be attending NWBB’s seventh anniversary celebration at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. “An Evening With Marcus Luttrell” is open to the public and features a reception and dinner, special patriotic activities, and a VIP reception with Luttrell (Combat veteran and author of Lone Survivor). Attendees will also meet NWBB’s veteran-canine teams to learn what a NWBB dog can and will do for veterans with PTSD. Attendees will also meet the next generation of canine battle buddies–puppies who, once trained, will help veterans regain independence by providing constant companionship and unconditional support to succeed in managing and overcoming the challenges of PTSD.
Every ticket for “An Evening with Marcus Luttrell” on May 5 directly supports NWBB’s efforts to serve those who’ve served us by pairing them with trained PTSD service dogs and then supporting them for life. Tickets and individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available.