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A Labradoodle and kickboxing are helping a Seattle Veteran heal from the invisible wounds of war.

John George joined the Air Force when he was 18-years-old as an aircraft mechanic.

He joined just before September 11, 2001. George served several tours of duty and lived through attacks.

After eight years in the military, George was having a hard time adjusting to the civilian life. He was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a possible traumatic brain injury.

His labradoodle, Alphie, is a trained service dog. Alphie will wake George up when he has nightmares or sleepwalks and also helps him with anxiety.

George is also a champion kickboxer.

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates some 30 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans return home with Post Traumatic Stress. Some like George are turning to alternative treatments, like Alphie, for coping with symptoms

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