WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
AnnieMac's Goal is Simple:
Sponsor 2 - 3 dogs annually to help improve the life of a hero who has sacrificed a major part of their life and well-being for the betterment of all of us.
Freedom Service Dogs is a nonprofit charitable organization based in Denver, Colorado, which trains and provides service dogs to people with disabilities who need them. The organization, which was founded in 1987, relies on charitable donations and does not charge clients who receive the dogs.
Freedom Service Dogs provides dogs for people who have a wide range of conditions, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and autism.
In 2009, the organization launched “Operation Freedom,” which focused specifically on the needs of veterans who were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with a wide array of mental and physical problems including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Service dogs can help by either performing tasks for physically disabled veterans or providing the support that enables veterans with psychiatric disabilities to re-adjust to civilian life.