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Yakima Woman Inspired to Quilt For Veterans and Their Service Dogs

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Some veterans come home with obvious injuries but others have injuries that are harder to see. Some veterans come home with obvious injuries but others have injuries that are harder to see.

YAKIMA, WA - Some veterans come home with obvious injuries but others have injuries that are harder to see. 

For vets suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, something as simple as a service dog can help them through their toughest times.

Bri Babbitt makes American theme quilts for both veterans and their service dogs. Bri was inspired to do this by her husband Ron who served in Iraq and now suffers from PTSD.

That inspired Bri to start making quilts for the group 'Quilts of Valor' who then donates them to veterans and their service dogs. Bri and her husband have also recently adopted a service dog in training. Her name is Zoe and she is a seven week old German Shepard. 

Bri says she hopes her quilts can give service dogs like Zoe a unique bed to sleep on.

"Once I actually give them to the training group that I am working with and they present it to the veteran, I know that a piece of me is going home with that dog and that's really what I want," Bri said.

Bri also told NBC Right Now it takes a lot of money to make these quilts and she could use some help to keep making them.

If you want to donate to help Bri with her quilts or find out how you can get started making your own quilts for veterans, call Bri at (509) 952-4179.

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