” The 3 Amigos” are traveling from coast to coast, all to help people struggling with PTSD and to rescue animals’ lives.
Head over to the video below to see the veteran talk about his special mission.
When Marine Matt Perella returned from deployment, he knew something did not really feel right. He was struggling with PTSD and he also had days when he really did not feel like going on with his life.
Fortunately, he had his friend, his service canine Raffe, with him, that rescued him.
” I couldn’t believe that I got to such a place in my mind,” Perella informed WLWT. “The moment I decided I was not going to live anymore, he came by and jumped on top of me, and he would not let me up, and he did that two times,” he said of his dog.
When he realized that he had actually reached that point, Perella decided that he needed to do something about it. He was determined to not just look for aid for the PTSD he was suffering from, however also to help other veterans.
According to Perella, 22 veterans lose their lives daily to suicide, and he is on a mission to change that.
So, the man took his dog and his horse, Dollar, and began walking across the nation in wish to raise money for a ranch dedicated to service dogs, treatment horses, and, of course, veterans, who will have free access to it.
” I am setting out to develop The Righteous Life Rescue Ranch for retired horses and death row canines. I intend to provide extensive training for canines with aggression problems to ensure that they can be donated to Veterans with PTSD as companion dogs,” Perella writes in a GoFundMe page he has actually created for this reason.
Matt and his friends in this project are also planning on having retired horses on the ranch in order to make sure they live out their days in a safe and humane environment.
They likewise want to use horses as treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD.
Their coast-to-coast trip is about 5,000 miles long and it is supposed to be finished by the winter. Perella hopes to raise $10 million to build the ranch the method he has dreamed it.
” The more land the ranch has, the more horses [the ranch] can house, and the even more retreats can be hosted at once,” Perella told FOX 19. “This is intended to be the ultimate feel-good Ranch for veterans to come and enjoy definitely free.”
And while Perella’s project and mission sound hard to accomplish, he is identified to recognize his dream and make the ranch a safe and recovery place for every veteran having a tough time after deployment.
The man has also created an Instagram account for The 3 Amigos riding across the US, and they currently have greater than 2.5 k followers that support their mission.
Nevertheless, their journey has not been only enjoyable so far. At some point, they had to fight off horseflies and ticks. At some point, they spent 5 hours a day picking ticks out of Raffe, as Perella claimed.
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