‘My dog helped me through the dark times’ 

When Lee Aitchison’s army career was cut short due to a rare condition brought on by an accident during training, he turned to his black labrador Angus for help through his darkest days.

Just 18 months after being diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disease, the strapping dad of five found himself confined to a wheelchair.

It was a devastating blow to a soldier who had proudly served his country in Afghanistan.

But Lee, 31, found great companionship in his dog Angus. That’s why, when he heard about veterans’ charity Bravehound, he was eager to get involved.

“I was devastated. But thanks to Bravehound, I was introduced to Sox and we are inseparable.”

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