Sadly, a large portion of military personnel suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The military offers a variety of services and options for soldiers to deal with their PTSD, but it’s an ordeal that thousands of soldiers still go through every day.
After having served with the U.S. Marine Corps, Peter Coukoulis returned to his home in Tallahassee, Florida. That’s when his real ordeal began. For three years after returning to civilian life, he struggled with PTSD every day. When his family couldn’t see him suffering anymore, they decided to do something that would end up moving Peter to tears.
About a month before Christmas in 2016, Peter’s family decided to surprise him with a gift. Christmas had come early for this Marine, who tried hard to hold back his tears when he saw his gift. His gift was a little Beagle puppy. Peter immediately hugged the lil pup, embracing her with his warmth, and she immediately started licking his face and giving him kisses. A magical bond had already begun forming between the two!
His family couldn’t have been happier. They cheered on as Peter hugged the puppy, knowing that she was going to bring immense joy into his life and surely help reduce his PTSD and depression. His family says the puppy has already changed Peter’s life and he has finally found some happiness after years of suffering.