david_bircherMy name is David, I was in the Marine Corps for six years and while I was in Iraq in 2006 my truck was hit by a road side bomb. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and have had four left shoulder surgeries. These injuries have really impaired my way of life. That’s when I turned to ASDA to inquire about a possible service dog. Rob and Susanne looked over my application and interviewed me to see what I needed the dog to do. After we all came up with a general idea of what I needed ASDA started the search. They found Leo in Germany and immediately contacted me with videos and pictures. I was blessed to have the financial backing of the Semper Fi Fund. Within a couple of days of Leo’s arrival Susanne and I went to work. Since then Susanne and I have been working every week, not to mention the countless number of hours that Susanne and Rob train with Leo when I am not there. ASDA does not only train the dogs they put their whole life and family into them which is truly a personal touch that is extremely important in the training process. American Service Dog Association is out there to help everyone with a disability and a need for a service dog. I have done a lot of research on different organizations that train service dogs and the time and passion that ASDA puts into their training and clients has exceeded every expectation that I have had. I want to thank you for everything that you and your organization is about. You have helped train me and my dog Leo.

Semper Fi,
David Bircher