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Her Dog is a Guiding Light

Your stories of finding strength through your companionship with dogs have been truly inspiring. Today we’re featuring Cari and her dog Dodger. This is their story in her own words.

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Veteran Creates Opera from PTSD Struggle

In 2004 Christian Ellis was a young US marine fighting in the Iraq War. When he returned home he found himself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His friend Charlie Annenberg challenged him to turn his profound experiences in the Iraq War into an inspiring opera, and backed up his friend’s creation with a $250,000