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.