Former Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and Tuesday are inseparable.
Montalván, who struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has gone to places he would have never been by himself because of Tuesday – an irresistible golden retriever that is considered an ECAD (Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities).
Montalván and Tuesday take on New York City on a daily basis. But man and best friend also take on a more tangible challenge, too – the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“A complete an utter overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs needs to happen,” Montalván said.
Montalván, who has Cuban and Puerto Rican roots, enlisted in the United States Army when he was 17-years-old. During his childhood, while other kids dreamed of other professions, Montalván had no doubts about his aspirations.
“I pretty much, right away, fell in line with being a soldier,” he said.
Montalván realized his dream and joined the military, and was eventually deployed to Iraq. CONTINUE READING