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I am a 100% Service-Connected disabled Vietnam Veteran who has suffered with PTSD since I returned from thirteen months of war. 


With the help of Luke, my VA Service Dog since 2012, I can balance when walking, get up or down from or to a sitting position, not have to pick up items that I drop, or have to endure crowds. 


I have included this picture of us in my shop since we spend many hours working here together. Here, with Luke's help, my mind is on the art, not on the physical pain.


The art of wood turning gives me peace of mind, and could help others in the same way too. I am the Vice President of Michiana Woodturners Association, and a member of both Cass Area Artists, and the Midwest Museum of American Art.


If you have any interest in wood turning I encourage you to contact a wood turner or wood turning club in your area.