I struggle with major depression, extreme anxiety and severe panic disorder which causes episodes of such tremendous severity that it was very difficult for me to leave my home and I was unable to go into a store to shop alone or drive more than 10 miles without suffering a severe panic attack. With my own research, assistance from my doctors and a request for help, I reached out to Paws For Life to see if I could benefit from having a service dog that could alert to me prior to an attack and assist me in challenging situations. Nala, a German Shepherd puppy was placed with me just prior to 8 weeks old to to train to help give me the confidence and trust that I needed, with Nala I feel like I can do anything.