Comfort from a Canine – One Soldier Finds Hope through Companionship

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Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván, his service dog and Globe University all raise money for a good cause.

If you’re anything like the staff and students at Globe University-Appleton (especially our veterinary technology students), there’s no doubt that you know the unconditional love of a pet. Animals of all kinds are able to provide comfort to their owners that no human could provide.

If you’re familiar with this kind of affection, you’d love to hear the story of Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván, a soldier whose return home from the Iraq-Syria border became a traumatizing journey that almost brought him to suicide.

No one could cure the internal struggles Montalván was battling–no one, that is, until Tuesday came along. Tuesday is Montalván’s service dog companion.

Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván and Tuesday are traveling to educate others on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, living with disabilities, assistance dogs, veteran issues and more.

Globe University Appleton staff member Amanda Loewen poses for a picture with Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván.

While they travel, they are going above and beyond to give back to a local nonprofit organization with funds raised from his presentations.

Globe University-Appleton is proud to have partnered with the REACH a Child organization alongside Capt. Montalván.

Recently, Globe University-Appleton embraced an opportunity to raise money for REACH a Child, which aims to put smiles on the faces of children in crisis across America through the power of books.  Whether the children are in the hospital, victims of domestic disturbances or temporarily homeless, REACH a Child helps the first responders engage these children in a positive way.

Globe University students and staff held a book drive on campus to collect books that would be donated to the organization, and included a monetary donation to be delivered during Capt. Montalván’s moving presentation about how he used the love and companionship of his service dog to get through the roughest times of his life. Globe University was happy to partner with REACH a Child and enjoyed Capt. Montalván’s message of trust, determination, courage and hope.

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