Chats with the CEO: Service Dog Leland Saves the Day

For Stefanie Marvin-Miller, it was a proud day when she joined the Army National Guard and followed in her grandfathers’ footsteps to serve her country. At age 19, she deployed to Afghanistan, then returned stateside to continue her Army career. In 2016, a fellow serviceman sexually assaulted Stefanie, causing a downward spiral into post-traumatic stress disorder, and derailing her career and life.

Along came a soulmate with four legs and a wagging tail, when Stefanie met Leland at Service Dog Class #267 at Southeastern Guide Dogs. Leland helps Stefanie find confidence, independence, and renewed hope. He saves the day, every day!


A Look Back

When Stefanie met Leland on our campus in 2018, she shared some of her story with us. Watch this video, filmed just days after receiving Leland. https://youtu.be/wBfuvlayMfg

Posted on December 9, 2020 | Category: Chats with the CEO