DOG Name: PEYTON
Team Since: 2021
leader of the pack sponsor
pawsitive partner sponsor
GySgt Cory Will, USMC (ret.)
Cory has been a part of the paws4vets family since 2014. In 2014 Cory retired from the Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant and soon after realized he was experiencing symptoms of PTSD, TBI, and Moral Injury. Cory reached out to paws4vets in an effort to give his girl's their dad back.
Since taking SAMPSON home, Cory now not only has the desire to live life to the fullest, but he was able to graduate with his Master's Degree and now holds a job working with Veterans who are also living with mental health diagnoses. Cory's daughters have their dad back and Cory has also added a fiancé and two more daughters to his family.
In 2020, Cory made the decision with the paws4people Executive Committee that 2021 would be the year for SAMPSON to retire, and in February of 2021 Cory met PEYTON. PEYTON will allow SAMPSON to live out his retired years on the couch enjoying a lot of belly rubs, while PEYTON will go to work with Cory, wake Cory from nightmares, interrupt Cory's flashbacks, and provide anxiety relief through the use of the anchor command.
PEYTON was named by Loudoun Country Day School.
PIF 1 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from Direct Client's or Handler's direct efforts up to the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal.
PIF 2 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from a Direct Client or Handler, which does not result from a Direct Client's or Direct Handler's direct efforts. Once a Direct Client or Handler reaches the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal, then ALL funds and "non-cash" credit are applied PIF 2.