Saturday, January 14, 2017

Iraq Veteran With PTSD Healed By Amputee Kitten

How an amputee cat helped a San Diego veteran heal herself
San Diego Union Tribune
Karla Peterson
January 14, 2016
The story of Sophia the Bionic Cat is a tech-geek’s fantasy and a survival saga. It is an inspirational pep talk and a made-for-TV movie just waiting to happen.

It is also a children’s book, which local author Karolyn Smith will be reading at 2 p.m. Saturday at the downtown San Diego Central Library. But more than anything, it is a love story. Combat-scarred veteran meets an abandoned disabled kitten on Facebook and life-changing magic ensues.

“I was in such a bad place. I remember thinking, ‘How am I going to get out of this?’” Smith said, remembering the day she happened upon the tiny calico kitten and her slightly bigger companion kitty on the San Diego Humane Society’s Facebook page.
“And then I saw that face, and I just felt something. And when you don’t usually feel much and you finally feel something, you kind of have to act on that.”
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