San Diego Pets Magazine has chosen FACE grantee Edwin Rivers and his dog Myles for their 2016 Animal Impact Award! Edwin and Myles share a very special bond, and we are proud to be a part of their heartwarming story.
Edwin was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after his military service during Operation Desert Storm in 1990-91. Edwin received treatment for his PTSD, but nothing made more of a positive impact than when he got a 9 month old shepherd mix named Myles. Edwin took Myles in for a friend who could no longer care for him. Myles soon became a comforting presence in his life and helped ease the symptoms of his PTSD.
In 2015, Myles fell and broke his femur. He needed emergency surgery that Edwin could not afford, as he was on a fixed income. The recommended alternative was euthanasia. Edwin reached out to FACE and received a grant for the life-saving operation for Myles. Myles has now fully recovered and Edwin has become a great advocate for FACE, volunteering and speaking about how he and Myles made such a positive impact on each other’s lives.
You can read the full article HERE.
10 thoughts on “FACE Success Story Edwin & Myles Win 2016 Animal Impact Award”
So glad you were able to help save Myles and Edwin.
We are too!
Wonderful story! Thank you for sharing it, brave man and lovely dog 🙂
Thank you for the kind words!
Oh my gosh, that brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so much for help Edwin and Miles. ❤
It is such a great story, and really shows how much our companion animals mean to us. ❤
I’m so glad you were able to help out a deserving veteran as well as a 4 legged hero! Kudos to your organization!
Yes, Myles is an unofficial service dog for sure!