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Hasta Martes

by Luis Carlos Montalván

EL BESTSELLER EN THE NEW YORK TIMES Un capitán condecorado en el ejército estadounidense, Luis Montalván nunca se achicó ante un desafío durante sus dos períodos de servicio en Iraq. Sin embargo al regresar a casa después del combate, las presiones de sus heridas físicas, su traumática lesión cerebral, y el trastorno de estrés post-traumático empezaron a pasar factura. Atormentado por la guerra y en el dolor físico constante, pronto se vio incapaz de subir un simple tramo de escaleras o hacer frente a un viaje en autobús hasta el hospital de veteranos. Bebía, discutía y terminó por desconectarse de las personas que amaba. Alienado y solo, sin poder dormir ni agacharse sin sentir dolor, comenzó a preguntarse si algún día lograría recuperarse. Fue entonces que Luis conoció a Martes, un golden retriever hermoso y sensible, entrenado para ayudar a los discapacitados. Martes había vivido entre presos y en un hogar para niños con problemas, bendiciendo muchas vidas: podía encender las luces, abrir puertas y detectar cuando alguien iba a sufrir un ataque de ansiedad o de flashbacks. Pero debido a un carácter delicado y a una situación única de entrenamiento a Martes le resultaba difícil confiar en o conectar con un ser humano, hasta que llegó Luis. Hasta Martes es la historia de cómo dos soldados heridos que lo habían dado tanto y sufrido las consecuencias, se encuentran y se salvan mutuamente. Es una historia sobre la guerra y la paz, la lesión y la recuperación, las heridas psicológicas y la sanación espiritual. Pero más que eso, Hasta Martes es una historia de amor entre un hombre y un perro y cómo se sanaron las almas el uno al otro.

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

by Bret Witter Luis Carlos Montalván

"We aren't just service dog and master; Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred souls. Brothers. Whatever you want to call it. We weren't made for each other, but we turned out to be exactly what the other needed." A highly decorated captain in the U. S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. Haunted by the war and in constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; ultimately, he cut himself off from those he loved. Alienated and alone, unable to sleep or bend over without pain, he began to wonder if he would ever recover. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived amongst prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, blessing many lives; he could turn on lights, open doors, and sense the onset of anxiety and flashbacks. But because of a unique training situation and sensitive nature, he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how together they healed each other's souls.

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior And The Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

by Bret Witter Luis Carlos Montalván

"We aren't just service dog and master; Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred souls. Brothers. Whatever you want to call it. We weren't made for each other, but we turned out to be exactly what the other needed. " A highly decorated captain in the U. S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. Haunted by the war and in constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; ultimately, he cut himself off from those he loved. Alienated and alone, unable to sleep or bend over without pain, he began to wonder if he would ever recover. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived amongst prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, blessing many lives; he could turn on lights, open doors, and sense the onset of anxiety and flashbacks. But because of a unique training situation and sensitive nature, he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how together they healed each other's souls.

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