My name is Chaz Stevens, and I'm the founder of ESADoggy.
I'm also a nerd and the proud father of several rescue doggies.
Early on with ESADoggy, I encountered an angry young man demanding to speak with our doctor, demanding to have his cat approved that day, and if that weren't possible, he'd take his life.
It turns out that fellow was a wounded warrior. He was blown up; I mean *boom* blown up during his third tour overseas. Now he suffers from PTSD and major traumatic brain injury.
And it was then that I would change my entire life, vowing to make a difference and to help those in need.
So, when I hear how the ESA business is all BS, I think to myself; you've not listened to their tales of woe. Sexual abuse, trauma, abuse, violence, the works. The worst of the worst of the worst, like something from the mind of Wes Craven.
As Emerson said, the purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.