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Texas A&M student raising funds to adopt his service dog 'Big Moe'

Carson Wehmeyer
Posted at 12:21 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 19:39:18-04

BRYAN, Texas — A local Aggie is asking for the community's help to raise funds for his service dog adoption fees.

Carson Wehmeyer, a member of Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets and its Veterans Outfit Delta Company, said he met "Big Moe" while enrolled in the Warriors Heart program to manage his post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD led him, at one point, to heavy drinking.

"I didn’t think I’d meet a dog like him, however, when I heard his story we immediately clicked," said Wehmeyer via his GoFundMe statement. "He chose me, and the short time I’ve been here has been a wonderful addition to my treatment."

Wehmeyer said his PTSD stems from witnessing tragic losses while serving as a Navy medic from 2012 to 2015.

"Big Moe" will help Wehmeyer through nightmare mitigation, recognizing when he's having a PTSD episode, monitoring an increase or decrease in his heart rate, and helping him through his daily routine.

"Any additional money over the goal will go directly towards the K9 program at Warriors Heart to help another veteran bring their own service animal home with them," Wehmeyer said.

To make a donation today, visit Wehmeyer's GoFundme here.

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