3-19-12: Soldier’s Best Friend
Last year, Meg Daley Olmert, an Eastern Shore author who has written about the therapeutic effect of dogs on humans, established an organization called Warrior Canine Connection to help in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Today, she tells Tom about veterans who are working through their PTSD by training service dogs who will in turn be used by veterans with mobility impairments.
Meg Daley Olmert will be presenting at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely on the Eastern Shore on March 25 at 1 p.m.
The Warrior Canine Connection program is offered at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-1006930.mp3]