After 29 years in the army, Michel is recovering from injuries to her neck and back, as well as wounds left by her experiences in combat zones. And Lizzy, a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, is all too eager to help her beloved handler with both mobility and PTSD-related issues.
“We do everything together, because she is with me 24/7,” Michel noted. “Anything I drop, she automatically picks it up and brings it to me. She even helps me with my clothes, because she goes in the dryer. She’s always just wanting to do something. Even if I’m not doing anything, she’ll just bring me a shoe to kinda tell me, ‘Hey, I want to do something for ya.’”