DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 10: Twenty eight year old United States Marine Corps. Veteran, Ian Welch, kisses his girlfriend Katie Brickman, 23, as the two lay on the couch at their home in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
Mr. Welch is considered 100% disabled due to his diagnosis of PTSD and TBI. In November 2011 he Ms. Brickman moved from Willoughby, OH, to Dallas, TX, for the care of the Dallas VA Hospital. Ms. Brickman is Mr. Welch's caregiver through the Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program.
"Ian said he had had a dream about me when we first met. He said it was in Iraq, and he found me in an abandoned house and that I offered him shelter and safety," said Ms. Brickman.
CREDIT: Brandon Thibodeaux for the Wall Street Journal