A dog is man’s best friend

This Morning ITV : 20 June 2016. Interview with Jason Morgan and Paul Wilkie.

Veterans Jason Morgan and Paul Wilkie discuss the support they recevie from their companion dogs.

“He was more than just a pet,” says Jason Morgan of his service dog. “He was a member of the family.”

Morgan, a US Army veteran, first met Napal, a friendly black Labrador and the subject of Morgan’s new book, A Dog Called Hope, in 2009, 10 years after a devastating accident had left him paralysed from the waist down.

A BRAVE hound helps former bomb disposal expert Paul Wilkie fight the horrific PTSD flashbacks he suffers every night. An accident triggered the invisible wounds after 22 years’ distinguished service saw him witness the worst horrors of war: children killed playing with mines during the Balkans conflict.

Mr Wilkie said: “I have flashbacks, I used to wake up shaking and alone, but now Irma wakes me out of the nightmares, licking my face, but she takes it all away.”

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