My service dog Sam, saved my life. Florida Dog Guides approved Sam and I to train in their Veterans program named after a war vet like me. Sam was trained to help me and not trained and given to me. we did not pay for any training. We became family as the training began and even now years later.
Back to how Sam saved me. I was alone at home with him and just watching TV. Suddenly I blacked out. I woke to Sam thumping my chest to wake me. I noticed that I was sweating and had a lot of chest pain. I called 911 in fear that something was wrong.
After 911, I called my wife. Sam, allowed the EMS to help me and they told me that I was having a heart attack. If Sam did not wake me up, they said that I could have died.
I am so great-full each day for my service dog from Florida Dog Guides.