Featured in New Book “Reporting for Duty”
Many of my family, friends, colleagues, and others have been following the story of Freedom and I. Freedom is my service dog, who I got through K9s For Warriors, following a suggestion from a friend (the Executive Director for Veterans 360).
I’ve written a couple of blog posts, and we’ve been interviewed by a few magazines…but now we’re going to be a chapter in a book that was written by Tracy (TJ) Libby, called Reporting for Duty (Wounded Warriors and Their Canine Heroes), by I-5 Publishing. We’re pretty excited about that. Or maybe Freedom was excited by the treat I gave him when I found out…
This is another great venue to get the word out, and maybe save a life, out of the approximately 22 Veterans and Servicemembers who take their lives each day (one every 65 minutes on average).
If you haven’t seen the full Jim and Freedom story to date, here’s a recap!
Getting Real About PTS And TBI
(Let's get real about Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury)
1/5/2015 – by Jim Kuiken (Getting ready to meet Freedom)
(A Personal Journey in Surviving PTS and TBI)
2/17/2015 – by Jim Kuiken (After returning home with Freedom)
I Am NOT a VICTIM!
(What is Your Reality…Warrior Mindset or Popular Characterization?)
4/28/2015 – by Jim Kuiken (After seeing the “looks” when in public with Freedom)
How Did a Black Lab Help Save a Combat Veteran's Life?
4/15/2015 – People Magazine (PeoplePets.com) Article on Freedom and me.
Spared From the Kennel: These Rescue Dogs Now Help Vets
5/09/2015 – Military Times Magazine Article featuring Freedom and me.
Armed Forces Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary
5/16/2015 – Freedom and I, along with the senior Enlisted leader of each Service within the Armed Forces, honoring all the armed services of the United States.
Jim and Freedom on the Gretchen Carlson show on Fox News
5/19/2015 – Freedom and I on “The Real Story” with Gretchen Carlson.
K9 Protocol – What Do You Do?
(New Shoes) 6/15/2015 – *Guest blog post* by William “Rick” Smith
(What do you do when you see someone with a Service Dog?)
And now…we’re in a book! Reporting for Duty (Wounded Warriors and Their Canine Heroes) should be coming out in October of this year (2015), and if you’d like to check it out, or even pre-order it, you can by clicking here!
All of this is about spreading the word, and saving lives. You’ll see more of us as we continue to work toward that goal, and if you’d like to help, please forward this on and/or get involved in a Veteran service or shelter animal rescue organization that best fits you. You can make a difference!