Mission for Good
K9’s Warrior Story
Jennifer was the Executive Producer of this Emmy award winning documentary, A New Leash On Life: The K9s for Warriors Story. This inspirational film sheds light on veterans returning from war with PTSD and the real struggles they face re-entering into civilian life. This film is near and dear to Jennifer’s heart because of the struggles she faced suffering from PTSD, among other serious injuries, after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
This is a must watch film!
Shari Duval was desperate for a solution to help her son Brett when he returned from serving in Iraq, suffering from PTSD. She stumbled on a story about a service dog helping a veteran and that story sparked an idea. That idea, to start a service dog agency for veterans, gave Brett new hope. Together, the two formed K9s for Warriors, which pairs veterans with service dogs. For each warrior the organization saves, they also rescue a dog from a shelter. The organization has saved the lives of more than 500 veterans and nearly 1000 dogs. This is their story. -Katie Tschopp