Fidos4Heroes(DBA Freedom Fidos)
is a Combat Veteran founded and operated- purposeful why- culture and values driven, curriculum based, Total Wellness-Mind, Body, Spirit, IRS Approved,
Freedom Fidos rescues Canines from Shelters, task trains them to be medical instrument service dogs, and provides them at no cost to the recipients who DESPERATELY need them. Our current populations are disabled VETERANS and First Responders.
Providing HOPE where there often is…. None.
Providing a proven, reliable, effective, miraculous, healing, medical instrument.
“Please Help Me"
200 plus waiting list at Freedom Fidos, which includes individuals contemplating suicide, lying in bed at night sweating and unable to sleep searching for the juice which will empower them to regain their humanity which was lost in the terrors of war. No catalyst available to pull them out of their thoughts and back into living again Knowing they simply exist BUT desperately seeking Really Living.
One individual on the list DREAMS of the day when she can once again be out in public interacting with the people she loves, BUT her fear of falling down keeps her at home sinking further into the heights of depression as she wonders if help will ever come.
So many incredible people missing the camaraderie, love, and connection with their brothers and sisters who wore the uniform, which is now lost to them, asking some organization to step up and provide a Family to them with a firm conviction Freedom Fidos is that family.
Post Traumatic Separation: desperately yearning to be part of a tribe as they were in the military. Many stating they would easily go back to combat, not because they are killers, solely because they knew their tribe had their back. Can that be found again? Maybe it could be found with the help of a Canine?
One individual committed to" me and my service dog will help so many individuals."
Five female veterans who went through Military Sexual Trauma at the hands of their cohorts resulting in SHATTERED innocence, trust, hope, and love, no longer able see the pigtails they once so proudly sported. Experiencing the ultimate, despicable betrayal, YET overcoming tremendous fear and vulnerability. OVercoming trmendous odds and legitimate emotions with fierce willingness to heal and love open with the help of their Canine who won’t betray while they will love and heal: EVERY DAY.
The husband who knows his wife is the same as she always was yet he feels the inner turmoil, guilt, and confusion, as he struggles to regain his humanity. Desperately battling the caves of darkness as he relentlessly keeps committing to connect and love his wife in the same manner as he once did. Fully aware of the sometimes slippery slope- often guilt felt emotions when one has to become a caregiver. Torn between needing help while simultaneously knowing autonomy is important for the quality of the relationship, therefore, seeking a Medical Instrument Service Dog to be the primary caregiver so the significant other has less potential, often paradoxical, emotions to process.
The individual(s) who turn to ineffective coping measures such as drugs, alcohol, the internet, eating, affairs, the opposite sex, staying busy: all of the path of least resistance, redibly accessible yet giving something lies while desperately searching for anything which provides the slightest glimmer of hope to feel alive once again. Searching for anything that allows them to know they still can love,........
SOMETHING. They have not become dead while still walking which is their worst fear. Seeking to reconnect with their birthright of loving life, loving open, excitement and exuberance just to be alive, feeling the indescribable joys of the heart and love. Any hope there is some resource available to help restore their lost humanity?
200 plus individuals and their life story, their voices ringing in our thoughts daily. You see they want to once again regain their humanity, love open, walk among-st all of us in public, enjoy fulfilling relationships like we all are blessed to experience. They want to live, love, and laugh, committed to giving back with the same degree of burning passion as when they wore the uniform. Asking Freedom Fidos, asking ME, “Please Help Me."
An amazing Woman who despite tremendous adversity could have easily set the lengthy and comprehensive Freedom Fidos application aside: in contrast she overcame obstacles and completed the application in two days filled with hope and belief she has found the right resource to help her continue life’s journey. Next month she will receive the knowing as so many others have when she begins the journey with her Service Dog.
At Freedom Fidos we are overwhelmed with the utmost respect and awe as we have watched 43 incredible furry Canines give the gift of love and life back to their respective handlers. We have watched nature's ultimate healers provide often indescribable yet tangible healing. They provide awe and inspiration as we watch them provide the exact right healing modality for their Handler in ways we often can’t as humans despite our best intentions.
While we might lie to ourselves, or might lie to others, we can’t lie to the Canines. They know exactly where we are at, becoming one of the most accurate truth-tellers and barometers of our balance or inbalance in life. Much like a First Sergeant and mountain climbing they show us where we are at. They quickly become our loving, non-judging, gentle pushing psychologist as they empower us to LIMITLESS heights of humanity. They don’t take us back to who we were because they know like a snake we have now shed that skin we once wore while the Canine will take us to the beautifully radiant “skin” of being present today which creates LIMITLESS possibilities for tomorrow.
Despite disabilities, such as being unable to raise her arm above her head or the FEAR of falling every time she bends over she embodies the unquenchable human spirit of 200 individuals who keep living: with a firm conviction that maybe their life can be better with the HELP of the right resource. They don’t give up and lay in bed but rather make a daily conscious choice to EMPOWER themselves by seeking the medical instrument Service Dog Instead. POWERFUL to see them SMILE and focus on others despite the pain which is evident when they gingerly get out of the chair. Beyond comprehension when they love open when they could understandably shut down. They Inspire us all and give us a blueprint to follow when we experience adversity.
I, the Co-Founder, and Our Organization have done some, and the daily reality is that I can do so much more. The daily reality I live is so much gratitude to each one of you and the lives you have saved with your commitment while also knowing I can do more. I have to do more. Hearing 200 plus voices and individual experiences all becoming one with the cry, “Please help me.:
They DESPERATELY want to get on with the business of living. They simply are asking: Please help me" with the promise that IF we do, what we will we watch them do in their lives will be inspirational and the ultimate feel-good for all of us.
You see the same warrior spirit, commitment to community and their fellow brothers and sisters isn't dead, YET. Their resiliency despite the most traumatic adversities is still burning while it may be flickering. They still have hope that not only does someone care, but also, someone will collaborate with them. Someone, some organization will SEE them, believe them, and be the lucky recipient of their individual humanity and the gifts so they desperately want to offer the world, IF ONLY, they will be given a chance with a hand up, an open and inclusive organization with a firm belief that if we help them then not only is their mission not complete yet, but also, we will watch them shine brightly.
Our firm belief at Freedom Fido's is that we have a commission and calling to answer those cries for help. The only legacy which concerns us is that collectively we were an organization which within reason, our mission statement, and mutual fit, said YES. We were an organization that gave the most prized gift of life back to Canines and Veterans.
A commitment to CONNECTION and TRIBE created a movement back to our core humanity and exponential revolving circles where feeling connected, healing, empowerment, inspiration, and the ability to say I am complete all come together in a powerful vortex beyond comprehension. We collaborated with the children of the universe as our sole intention and agenda: by doing so lived a fulfilling, satisfying, peaceful, LOVE-FILLED life beyond description.
The PROMISE TO YOU, from the Co-Founders, Brinks and Matt, is that we are all in. We will knock on every door, move any mountains, overcome any barrier, love open(even when it hurts), relentlessly connect, DO MORE, until the day we cross the rainbow bridge. We will fulfill our passion, purpose, calling, to our brothers and sisters with an unwavering commitment combined with a burning desire to watch every individual reach their full potential which is the ultimate feel-good for us. We will Basque and gleefuly swim in this AMAZING life we live provided by each one of you while simultaneously stepping up and into the paradox of the sobering reality that we have so much more to do. We will continue to willingly accept the sleepless nights of all the individual voices which become one message and one mandate. “Please help me" will never leave our minds.
With your help we can do more, be inspired by incredible individuals who are not yet heard from, giving them their freedom and voice back. We can give them their humanity, hope, and reconnect them with their birthright we all have to feel love. We can collaborate with them by providing a POWERFUL RESOURCE which will provide their inalienable rights to seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as they once again declare their personal independence.
We can, with the help of one of the universe's most powerful creations, canines, collaborate with these individuals, and help them re-find themselves and the beautiful individual they once were which they know is still in there somewhere. We have. We can. We will. We can step up into our humanity and their humanity. When we accomplish that: isn't that the ultimate feel good? Isn't that one thing that separates us from all the rest of the universe's awesome creations?
"Please Help Me" as my owners moved to a different location and dropped me off at some new place where all my numerous other brother and sister Canines are feeling the same as me confused, broken-hear-ted, and wondering "what did I do wrong when I loved them, kissed their faces, ran and played with exuberance. Please help me when I got dropped off at a lonely new place filled with other Canines and people who love me but are still not the Mom or Dad I was so connected with because they wouldn't learn to understand me as a creature that is different than them but still one of the Universes children. My heart is broken, BUT maybe it can come back alive with love and connection if you will take me home. IS your heart broken TOO? Maybe we can heal together. That would be super treatworthy AWESOME, wouldn’t it?
Please choose me: I was born and raised by such incredible people who love me so much. Now I want to love you, kiss you, connect with you, sleep in your bed, heal you, and everything I do as one of the Universe's most beloved creatures. If you choose me I will be there through thick and thin. The journey and joys we experience together will be beyond description. Haven't you heard that dog is god spelled backward? Please help me: BECAUSE if you do I will help you more then you ever dreamed was possible. Much Love from all of your furry friends.
Freedom Fidos would be grateful for your help by telling the story, looking for an opportunity to invite Freedom Fidos to speak at an event, and passing along the Organizational mission to anyone you so desire if that serves you well. You are the reason why we are here and YOU are the reason why we go farther, enjoy our purposeful why, basque in a meaningful daily existence, do more, and answer the call of " Please Help Me." YOU save lives and provide hope. You become part of something far bigger then any of us could ever imagine in addition to the scientifically proven biological fulfillment which occurs. THANK YOU.
Matt and Brinks on behalf of the Freedom Fido's Family.
Freedom Fidos is grateful and deeply honored to receive Governor Kemp and First Lady Kemp's amazing support during our October Walk In My Paws Book Launch. Their ongoing support for Veterans and Canines is deeply inspirational. We are so appreciative of Ramona Rice reaching out with the ingenious idea to promote Service Dog Awareness Week. We are committed to continuing maintaining the highest standards consistent with the ADA as we continue to make our Governor and First Lady Proud.
Fidos4Heroes(DBA Freedom Fidos)
6361 Talokas Ln C140
PMB, Suite 112
Office Hours: Monday -Friday: 9am to 5 pm.