Rob’s Best Friend Fund
In Gary’s Honor
Gary is a Vietnam veteran who after 23 years of service in the U.S. Army, also served in South Carolina as a police officer and as a firefighter. As a Purple Heart recipient, who is unable to serve us in these work roles any more, PAALS intends to serve him through the Rob’s Best Friend Fund.
In addition to PTSD, Gary suffers from hypertension and injuries in his legs. After participating in every VA program available to help with his PTSD, Gary saw PAALS on TV and contacted us for help. His dog will assist him with his disabilities by providing pressure relief behaviors to reduce anxieties in public and retrieving objects that are dropped to mitigate his physical pain while bending down.