Jeremy J.

A Hero and His Sidekick

June 28, 2024

A Hero & His Sidekick

Earlier last year, we introduced you to Jeremy, a former Marine and fire fighter, who had survived the unthinkable.

We were honored to assist Jeremy in completing his service dog training with his dog, Chopper. Since it had been over a year since we launched Jeremy’s story, we wanted to check in and see how he was doing.

In a heartfelt update, Jeremy shared, "Chopper has officially been to 25 states and 4 countries with me for work. We just went through our yearly recertification for him to be approved for public access."

Jeremy has always described Chopper as a silly dog, but his quirks are part of what makes him so special. He is the perfect fit for Jeremy and his needs.

Jeremy stated, “Chopper has improved my life drastically. I no longer have to be on meds to go out in public, he has given me my confidence back.”

Jeremy is a current resident of Hawaii, and he was living there when the fires that devastated Maui’s mainland broke out last year. Although Jeremy is no longer an active firefighter, helping others will always be in his nature.

Jeremy told us, “We survived the fires on Maui, near our house, though I was burned severely helping people evacuate. We are both healed up now."

As Jeremy reflects on their journey together, he marvels at how far they've come. “Chopper has not only been my faithful companion but also my lifeline. Through challenges and triumphs, he has been by my side, enriching every moment. He is truly more than just a service; he is family.”

As Jeremy and Chopper continue their adventures, Jeremy looks forward to sharing more of their stories and milestones with those who have supported them along the way.

In a message to our community, he wrote, “Thank you all for being a part of our journey. Your kindness and encouragement mean the world to us.”

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