Hero's Companion – Друг Героя
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is a not-for-profit project focused on harnessing the power of the centuries
 
old human-canine bond to heal the invisible wounds left behind by war.

With this goal in mind, the project is aimed at training dogs

for veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and volunteer battalions


Hero's Companion - who are we?


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"'Your task in war is to survive,' said Pavel Kovalsk, 24,

his voice 
starting to break and his leg beginning to shake.

'The physical wounds will heal; those just need time.

But other wounds, they will remain.
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Ukrainian Soldiers Ill-Prepared For Psychological Toll of War

A PROJECT OF GUARDIAN ANGELS UKRAINE

Hero's Companion – Друг Героя is a not-for-profit project focused on harnessing the power of the centuries old human-canine bond to heal the invisible wounds left behind by war. With this goal in mind, the project is aimed at training service dogs for veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and volunteer battalions.

"'Your task in war is to survive,' said Pavel Kovalsk, 24, his voice starting to break and his leg beginning to shake. 'The physical wounds will heal; those just need time. But other wounds, they will remain.'"— Ukrainian Soldiers Ill—Prepared For Psychological Toll of War

MILITARY THERAPY DOGS AID SOLDIERS

Therapy dogs trained to sense a soldier's distress are doing wonders to help veterans return to family life.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

15403191_10104771794597452_1282346324_nWar does not only leave physical traumas on soldiers. Their psychological state also requires ongoing rehabilitation and care from relatives, specialists, and other veterans.“Hero’s Companion” is a Canadian-Ukrainian not-for-profit project which harnesses the power of the human-canine bond to aid in the rehabilitation of veterans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and volunteer battalions.Canine-therapy allows our heroes to better manage their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psychological traumas. The powerful human-canine bond helps to heal wounds left behind by war and strengthens the veterans’ spirits.Please help fund the rehabilitation of Ukrainian veterans. Join the Hero’s Companion crowdfunding effort to help ensure we are able to continue helping those who are suffering the consequences of an ongoing war: https://biggggidea.com/project/drug-geroya/

For those who do not read Ukrainian, here are some useful instructions on how to donate:

1. On the right hand side of the page, under the main banner, click on the colourful box with the word “ФОНДУВАТИ” written on it.

2. A page will pop up. In the first box, write the amount you would like to donate (donation is in hryvnias, 1 Canadian dollar = approximately 19 Ukrainian hryvnias). In the second box, write your e-mail address. 2 additional boxes will pop up. Write your first name in the first, and last name in the second.

3. Click the yellow button with “ДАЛІ” written on it.

4. On this next page, click the “Way For Pay” payment method.

5. Then insert the credit card number, expiration date (MM/YY), name of the cardholder, CVV code, and your email.

6. Click on the blue box with “ОПЛАТИТИ ХХ UAH” written on it.

7. And you’re done!


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About Us


about_us_the_project2Hero’s Companion is a Canadian-Ukrainian not-for-profit project which aims to harness the power of the human-canine bond to help heal veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Ukrainian volunteer battalions who continue to struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other invisible injuries inflicted by time spent in combat operations.


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