Relating to people became a struggle, but my Service Dog, Charlie understands me without any effort, and after training with Daniel De La Rosa, our bond is on another level. Before, I felt I was just existing. Surviving is exhausting. But now I feel like I can thrive, to participate in life again. Things are lighter now. I trust Charlie’s senses and he trusts me. We’re a team, we depend on each other, just like crews on the fire department.