WWII Veteran Asks for Donations to Service Dog Group for His 100th Birthday in Lieu of Gifts
BY AMY JAMIESON
POSTED ON MARCH 3, 2017
Sgt. Nick Nichols wishes he could have a guide dog, but at nearly 100 years of age, it would be quite an undertaking to introduce a new pup into his life.
So, for his milestone March 20 birthday, he would like to help provide the freedom and comfort of a service dog to another veteran in need.
Nichols is hoping that, in lieu of gifts this year, people will donate to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs via a GoFundMe page set up by his daughter Cheryl.
“Doing something to help veterans feels much better than getting any present,” Nichols tells PEOPLE in an email typed by his daughter.
The WWII Army veteran — who served in the Asia-Pacific campaign from 1941 to 1944 — has so far raised $700 of a $34,000 goal, the latter equaling the cost to train one dog for Patriot PAWS (veterans involved with the program receive the service dog at no cost).
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