Fridays with FAITH: Meet Manny & TANK
Hello my FAITH-ful readers! I hope you’ve had a great week! Greetings from Miami! I am with the maCares team spreading awareness at a big conference. We want to share some ‘paw-some’ news that will make you jump for joy! To help even more veterans, children, and adults with service dogs, maCares now offers an additional level within the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Program! This new level allows service dog teams that are not within driving distance to the maCares location to receive financial support for the care of their fully trained service dog.
Please put your paws together to welcome the first sponsored team to be welcomed into the new Flexible Level of the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Program, Manny and TANK!!
Manny and TANK teamed up in 2012 to work together to diffuse symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a seizure disorder. Manny served in the United States Marine Corp for 10 years in a range of positions including Embark Logistics, Hazmat, Ground Safety, and Marine Air-Ground Task Force Planner (MAGTFP). During his tour, he was involved with Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as Field Military Police.
TANK provides Manny the security to live a full life, safely, while experiencing seizures. TANK alerts Manny, as well as Manny’s wife, when a seizure is about to happen so Manny can get to a safe area and roll to his side, keeping him alive. TANK also helps lower anxiety and stress levels, interrupts nightmares, and assists with stability.
Manny and TANK do everything together. Without TANK, Manny says he would be lost.
Manny enjoys being part of the maCares family and shared that
“maCares shows they care. They helped me with food for my dog and with this help, I have been able to buy better food for my dog, and it has improved his health in general. Thank you maCares. This organization is a great thing and my service dog and I appreciate it.”