CAPTAIN LOUIE & K9 STAR
EMS K9 Team
PTSD: THE INVISIBLE WOUNDS
Captain Louie Belluomini and his sidekick Star. Captain Belluomini served in the Army for 9 years where he worked as a psychological operations specialist and military police officer. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in 2015 after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Star is a 4 year old golden retriever who was paired with Captain Belluomini by K-9s for Warriors, the largest K9/Veteran pairing in the United States.
Captain Belluomini has worked as a paramedic in the local communities for the past 13 years. He currently works at Hanco EMS in Findlay, Ohio and as a paramedic at Putnam County EMS in Ottawa, Ohio. Louie has worked as a flight medic in his career and has deployed to Hurricane Katrina as a paramedic. Star is the first dog in the country to actively work on an ambulance with her handler.
Louie is married to his wonderful and supporting wife Jessica and together they have a son, Silvio who was born in November 2016. Louie and Jessica were married in in 2015 when Louie was struggling with his PTSD issues severally, but Jessica stood by him through every step of it all and has helped provide awareness to the struggles that PTSD brings, but also and more importantly provides a voice for the struggles that the loved ones deal with as well. Jessica currently works as a nurse and case manager.
Raising awareness about PTSD and service animals.
We fight for those that can't fight for themselves.
K9'S FOR WARRIORS AMBASSADOR
Ambassador for K9's For Warriors. If you would like to know more about the program or a presentation, you can contact Louie and Star or K9's For Warriors directly at: (904) 686-1956 or at their website: www.k9sforwarriors.com