EP: 034 – Using Service Dogs To Help Veterans Help Each Other

Danique Masingill speaks about her 5 years of military service as a Master at Arms in the Navy, and how she continues serving veterans with a peer to peer approach through her nonprofit, Leashes of Valor. She shares about how being motivated to join the military was related to being “one of those people who joined because of 9/11”. Listen in as she describes her journey of becoming a “Super Trooper” in the Navy. She talks about the challenges she faced, and how she overcame them and excelled to make rank. Danique shares about how she carried her dream of wanting to become a K-9 cop to her civilian life. She shares the story of how a chance meeting with …

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Jon Stewart appears with NY senators and 9/11 first responders, to support renewing the Victims Compensation Fund.

9/11 First Responders Deserve More

If you haven’t yet seen Jon Stewart’s testimony in favor of renewing health benefits for 9/11 first responders, you should watch it here, now. 

In it, the former Daily Show host calls out the politicians who didn’t bother showing up to a Congressional hearing on renewing the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The Fund provides financial reimbursement for those injured during or suffering from medical defects because of the 9/11 attacks. The majority of those serviced by the Fund are first responders who performed fire and rescue that day.

Stewart appeared with several 9/11 first responders and their families, many of whom provided accompanying testimony. Among them was retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, who contracted colorectal cancer from rescue …

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