Ranger: A PTSD Service Dog” is a children’s book sharing the story of a Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog written from the dog’s perspective.

It caught the eye of Marianne, a resident at Oakmont Manor in Sterling Heights. In support of an ongoing drive to raise the funds to pair a Guardian Angels dog with a local veteran, she purchased a copy of the book.

Turns out, her great granddaughter enjoys the book, too.

“I have several friends who have varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder from their time in the service and I know how hard it is on them,” Marianne’s grandson Nick wrote. “Unfortunately, I had two friends from my class (at Virginia Military Institute) who committed suicide due to PTSD and it is very sad to know that this happened to them and that they didn’t get enough help, maybe a dog would have helped them.”

While it offers a compelling story about a serious issue, Nick’s daughter enjoyed it for other reasons, too.

“Mary Frances enjoyed the book when I read it to her,” he said. “She really likes to look at pictures and see the colors on the page.”

The eight Oakmont Senior Communities, along with a big boost from American Legion Post 253 and American Legion 18th District, reached its fundraising goal of $22,000 to cover the cost of transportation, training and lifetime medical care for Whiskey, who will find a new home this fall with a Michigan veteran. A special presentation for this will take place at Oakmont Rochester at that time; watch for upcoming details.

You may Click Here to purchase a copy of the book.