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Years long waitlist for service dogs from Rockwall non-profit

Aaron Mixell

Retired U.S. Army Ranger Aaron Mixel is standing on the side of a road in Rockwall; it’s something he says he couldn’t do two years ago.

You look around most streets and you see debris on the sides and the work cones, and these are things they’ve put IEDs in.

Mixel served in the military for 20 years. He enlisted in his home state of California at the age of 17. In 2009, he was in Afghanistan when an IED exploded right next to him. He was only partially blocked by the Humvee he was standing next to at the time. He suffered brain damage, lost his right eye and his arm was torn up by the shrapnel.

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Patriot PAWS Tommy back on Good Day Austin

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Tommy is back and the Good Day anchors get an update on him and find out what else he’s doing in town.

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FOX 7 Tommy is back in Austin

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Fox 7’s favorite service dog is back in Austin. He’s in the Capital City on behalf of Patriot Paws to help get a law passed.

His first stop was for an event with the Texas Federation of Republican Women. With Tommy as the celebrity guest at Belles n’ Boots, the group kick-started their campaign to raise $30,000 to sponsor a service dog through Patriot Paws. “We believe so strongly in the men and women that give so much for our country and sacrifice for our country,” says Theresa Kosmoski, President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women. And she adds, “and if there is something we can do to help them and pay them back for protecting our freedom and protecting our liberties, this is the least we can do.”

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