In early 2013, I got the call to go meet a possible service dog match at the Indiana Woman's Prison. Sitting there with butterflies in my stomach, in walks this handsome red Labrador, named Festus, with his handler. I saw my new life walking toward me and even though I didn't know how radically my life was going to be changed, I knew life was forever going to be changed for the better. I had hope for a better life for not only myself but most importantly for my family as well. It was also an answer to prayer because as a Marine I had a manly dog with a manly name. Can you imagine a Marine in his uniform saying come here Foo Foo or come here Lady?