Adam and Blaze Update

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in this months K9 for Warriors spotlight we got a little update on Adam, who suffered a traumatic brain injury, and Blaze.

When the armored vehicle Adam was riding on hit an IED, the explosion threw him several yards, knocking him unconscious. It’s incredible he survived.
But the Traumatic Brain Injury he suffered nearly ruined his short-term memory, leading to severe frustration and anger. He also now suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, causing him crippling anxiety.
Thanks to support from people like you, K9s For Warriors has a program to help veterans like Adam. Your gift of $50, $100 or even $200 today will help pair a warrior with a service dog — and save both their lives.
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“K9s is by far the best program I’ve been a part of that helps veterans.”

— Adam, Army veteran
Adam says the moment he stepped onto Camp K9 to meet Blaze, everything got better.
“He makes me stop and just be in the moment,” Adam says. “I can go places now that I would never go before.”
It’s because of people like you that warriors like Adam are able to reclaim their lives. It’s the least we can do to honor their service and sacrifice. In honor of National Brain Injury Awareness month, please give a gift to help improve — and even save — the life of a warrior like Adam. Thank you.
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Adam and Blaze Graduation

Kris and I were thrilled and honored to attend the graduation ceremony for Blaze and Adam last evening.

Adam is a Veteran of the US Army and a super nice young man who was so very appreciative of the role we (everyone who donated to my AT hike and everyone who followed along) played in uniting him with Blaze.

Adam and Blaze

Blaze is a super cool hound dog/lab mix…they think!  For you older folks, he reminded me of the Clampett’s hound in Beverly Hillbillies and should be a perfect fit at home with Adam in KY.


We, with friends Art and Janice Hayden, were able to meet with Adam and Blaze as well as Adam’s family before the ceremony.  Pretty emotional for all of us.


It is so rewarding to see the results of your donations and support up close and personal. We rescued Blaze from a shelter and your support will cover all vet bills, etc. forever.

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We also provided a valuable tool to help Adam and his family move forward with his rehabilitation.

I have been waffling on whether to raise donations again next summer on the Camino. Last night decided it.

How about we sponsor another K9 and Warrior? I can do the walking and I’ll try to blog regularly…

I hope you are all proud of the good we did for K9’s For Warriors, Sun Dial Manor, and Down Syndrome. I know that I am very proud of you.

On behalf of Blaze, Adam and his family, and Kris and myself….Thanks so much. You are amazing.

Happy Trails.

Just Pete