A Blind Veteran and his guide dog

Added on by Loren Elliott.

Retired Marine Michael Jernigan lost his vision while suffering severe bodily wounds and traumatic brain injury in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq in 2004. Jernigan co-founded the Southeastern Guide Dogs Paws for Patriots™ program in 2006 and was paired with his beloved guide dog Brittani, a yellow female Labrador-golden retriever mix, from March 2007 until she retired in February 2015. Jernigan recently celebrated being paired with a new guide dog, a yellow Labrador named Treasure. Below are a couple shots of Jernigan and Treasure together at the Southeastern Guide Dogs headquarters.