- Thursday, November 14, 2019
- 11:00am - 12:30pm Eastern
- Reading Room - HCHB RM 1894
Film Viewing & Discussion: A New Leash on Life
Presented by the Differing Abilities and Veterans Employee Resource Groups,
in partnership with the Commerce Research Library
Join us this coming Veteran’s Day week for a screening of this four-time Emmy Award winning documentary.
The Story 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.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel featuring:
Dr. Karen Hardy, Co-Producer and former DOC Director of Risk Management
Adam LeGrand, Veteran and Cast Member, with his K-9, Molly
This film contains scenes of intense war footage. Anyone suffering from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, please be advised. This program is accessible to people with disabilities. Sign language interpretation will be provided. If you need to request an accommodation, please contact Laura Soria at 202-482-8042 or email@example.com.