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Late last year The Battle Buddy Foundation recorded a segment on the T.D. Jakes Show.

We just found out that it will air nationwide on Tuesday!

Make sure to check out the clip and SHARE!!

Info below on where to watch the full episode Tuesday!
This was written by the spouse of one of our veterans in our service dog program.

This is a perfect example of the "long term and tangible change" that The Battle Buddy Foundation is dedicated to providing for our disabled combat veterans and their families.

#servicedogssavelives #battlebuddy #TBBF #22tooMany

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Service Dogs for Veterans

Reducing the effects of hypervigilance and other symptoms of post traumatic stress can be life changing for a disabled veteran struggling with activities in daily life.

These highly trained service dogs bring results that medication alone cannot. Trained to mitigate their handler’s specific disability, a Battle Buddy service dog is a lifeline and best friend. They...
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Now this is The Battle Buddy Foundation's type of prescription!

MUCH better and healthier than any cocktail of pills!!

Help TBBF as we work to place a leash in the hand of every veteran who needs it!!!

With an average of 20 veterans a day taking their own lives, we cannot afford to keep overmedicating, and undervaluing our veterans and their sacrifices. NOW is the time to make a...
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Driving Through the Eyes of a Veteran With Post Traumatic Stress

Many Veterans of combat experience traumatic events while driving in a combat environment due to enemy actions involving explosive devices, ambushes at choke points, concealed fighting positions, and other instances due to the nature of current warfare and urban fighting. Service members very often undergo “battlemind” training...
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"Crowds, fairs, and festivals can all be a real challenge for a combat veteran. The lack of personal space, loud noises, and unpredictable crowds are all things that can intensify a veteran's hypervigilance and anxiety. Being on edge makes these types of 'family friendly' events tough to enjoy for many veterans.

Having a service dog does not absolutely negate these issues, but it can help...
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Atlas the Wonderdog, the face of The Battle Buddy Foundation, paying his respects at the US Marine Corps War Memorial.

Atlas is not only the inspiration behind the creation of The Battle Buddy Foundation, but also a working service dog to USMC disabled combat veteran, and Cofounder of TBBF, Kenny Bass.

Learn more, and support this important mission here:
While we may never be able to completely silence those experiences that encompass the souls of our combat veterans, The Battle Buddy Foundation is committed to providing options that quiet the echoes of war replaying in the minds of our injured veterans, and help guide them to a increased quality of life.

The Battle Buddy Foundation is dedicated to serving injured combat veterans suffering...
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Service Dogs Save Lives

A 'battle buddy' service dog is so much more than just a service dog for a disabled veteran. Service Dogs not only increase the quality of their handler's lives on a daily basis, and allow them to decrease the intake of the harmful medications, but they are also a beacon of hope for so many others struggling with Post Traumatic Stress and invisible wounds. Showing...
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As 2017 begins, many of our veterans and their families will be looking forward to a new year with new opportunities. But for some, a challenging task awaits them – tackling the invisible wounds of war.

Often difficult to detect and negatively stigmatized, these invisible injuries can cause long term or permanent damage if overlooked. Hundreds of thousands of troops are living with Post...
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9 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY TO SOMEONE WITH TBI

Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. It’s natural to want to say something, to voice an opinion or offer advice, even when we don’t understand.
And when you care for a loved one with a brain injury, it’s easy to get burnt out and say things out of frustration.

Here are a few things you might find yourself saying that are...
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Tonight commemorates the 26th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm...Battle in Distress honors all our brothers and sisters that answered the call and served during this time. Phantom
Reducing the effects of hypervigilance and other symptoms of post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury can be absolutely life changing for a struggling veteran.

These highly trained service dogs bring results that medication alone cannot. Trained to mitigate their handler’s specific disabilities, a Battle Buddy is a lifeline and best friend.

They can be trained to:
-wake their...
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As we begin the new year, you may encounter a veteran or someone with a service dog in your community -- here are a few tips:

* Remember that the service dog is working.
-When a service dog has a vest on or is in public with it's disabled handler (or trainer), it is working, even if it appears as though it is not.

* Speak to the person, and avoid speaking to the service dog.
-Speaking to,...
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Happy New Year from The Battle Buddy Foundation Family!!!

We want to thank all of you for another amazing year, and we are looking forward to all of the wonderful things to come in 2017!!

#NYE2017 #HappyNewYear #TBBF
Christmas 2016

From all of us at The Battle Buddy Foundation, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and THANK YOU for the gifts of support and encouragement you have given to us throughout this year.

Thank you for standing with us, and thank you for choosing to make a difference in the lives of our nation's injured veterans!

We look forward to the many wonderful things we will...
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Christmas 2016

You can always count on your battle buddy!

The Battle Buddy Foundation wishes you a very Merry Christmas, and we thank you for the wonderful gift of support and encouragement you have given to us this year, and we look forward to the many wonderful things to come in 2017!!!!

Thank you for standing with us, and thank you for choosing to make a difference in the lives of our...
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Service dogs improve the lives of their disabled handlers AND their families. :D

Many times crowded places like malls and stores are exactly what veterans and others with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury tend to avoid.
BUT, a well trained service dog can make these environments more manageable, and accessible....allowing their handlers to live happier, fuller lives.

Give...
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We had such an amazing evening at our Volunteer/Sponsor Appreciation night at TPC Valencia.

These are many of the wonderful people behind the incredible success of the TBBF Golf Classic.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at the 2017 TBBF Golf Classic in June!
#Throwback to service dog in training, Sgt T, learning some valuable tasks for his veteran.

The Battle Buddy Foundation's service dog in training, Sgt T, is pictured with TBBF trainer, working on public access while practicing specific tasks for his handler.

Sgt T is working on "posting", where he sits, watching his handler's back, which can lower the handler's level of...
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