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Students help Veterans suffering from PTSD

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - 50 psychology students at Central High School are learning a powerful message this semester while helping give back to local veterans. They're learning about PTSD symptoms and what happens when service men and women return from war.

Their teacher, Lauren Thomas started posting links on Facebook that went viral. It showed posters and photos of her class as they brainstormed together to raise funds to help veterans suffering from PTSD. 

They started a webpage with all the info with an option for community members to donate. All of the money they raise will be given to a company that trains services dogs.

Lauren Thomas says, “the dogs come from various Humane Societies across the US that would have been on a list to be euthanized. They will go through a specialized program to transform these dogs into companions for veterans who suffer from PTSD.”

This class hits close to home for 10th grade student Hannah Holmberg. She says, “my grandfather was a Marine, it makes me happy and very proud to help out as much as I can.”

The Central High School students are trying to raise as much money as possible, every penny will be given to help local veterans.  

It cost 25,000 dollars to train each service dog.  If you would like to help this great cause click here.
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