Rescued & Retrained Pit Bull Saves Iraq Veteran’s Life (Video)

“Sergeant Michael Sorensen is still alive. A veteran of the Iraq war, he was blasted by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) four times during his deployments and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury. He has a cracked T-4 vertebra which needs kyphoplasty surgery to stabilize his spine. For his sacrifices, he was awarded a Purple Heart. Since his service ended in 2009, Michael has been admitted to VA hospitals on five different occasions to overcome the symptoms of PTSD, but each time the treatments failed. Michael became depressed and angry — even suicidal.”

That’s where Bane comes in. He’s a rescue dog from an animal rescue organization that retrains pit bulls to be companion and therapy dogs for war veterans. Bane was going to be euthanized. Thankfully, the organization saved Bane’s life so Bane could eventually save veteran Sorensen’s life, too.

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193 comments

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

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Joy S.
Joy s3 years ago

Eva has the right idea. Thanks

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Jacqueline S.
Jacqueline S3 years ago

Pits to the rescue! Anything for our wounded Warriors.

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Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl3 years ago

So another proof for the kindness and patience of the so-called fighting dog breed pitbulls, I hope this will change some stupid people´s minds!!! I´m so glad the dog´s been saved from death row and that he and the veteran found each other, this must´ve been love by the first view...

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Lily S.
Lily S3 years ago

I am in tears. I'm glad Michael and Bane found each other...the universe paid its props to this man in a huge way.

Old men who start wars the young have to fight? Karma is waiting for you.

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Mary Cromley
.3 years ago

They saved each other.

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Romeo C.
Romeo C.3 years ago

Great story! I'm proud of the sacrifice Sgt. Sorenson has made and very happy that Bane is there for him also. The fact is, 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. This treatment has proven effective for prevention, as well as helping veterans that suffer with PTSD.

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Sheila Baker
Sheila Baker3 years ago

heartwarming

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Christine Stewart

So glad that Sgt Michael and Bane rescued each other!

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Eva weiss
Eva weiss3 years ago

They should start a program where every vet that comes home gets a free dog and dog food for life! They might be able to save some more of these sweet babies.

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