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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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7:48AM PST on Nov 29, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

10:43AM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

Eva has the right idea. Thanks

8:27PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

Pits to the rescue! Anything for our wounded Warriors.

11:45AM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

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...

3:23AM PDT on Jun 21, 2014

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.

1:45PM PDT on Jun 20, 2014

They saved each other.

9:48AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

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.

11:53PM PST on Feb 19, 2014

heartwarming

8:20AM PST on Feb 19, 2014

So glad that Sgt Michael and Bane rescued each other!

7:56AM PST on Feb 16, 2014

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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