Then, Sharpe was introduced to a little rescue pit bull puppy, Cheyenne. Cheyenne witnessed one of Sharpe’s many outbursts (hyper-arousal) shortly after he adopted her from an independent pit bull rescue organization. While Sharpe was in the act, he noticed this little pit bull puppy wagging her tail looking up at him with those playful puppy-dog eyes while turning her head from left to right, knowing that something was wrong with him. Sharpe found himself fixated on this new little puppy that had come into his life during his violent outburst and froze, picked her up and told Cheyenne (while crying) everything he was suffering with in his head.
Immediately, Sharpe felt so relieved; like a 10,000-pound weight had been lifted off his chest. Soon after, Sharpe’s family and friends noticed a significant change in his behavior – a reduced number of outbursts, better attitude, etc. – all because of this little pit bull puppy. So, in October 2009, Sharpe (with his faith in God) set out on a mission to share his personal struggles and success stories with his brothers and sisters-in-arms, firefighters, police officers, first responders and patients suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or similar symptoms. Sharpe’s hope is that C4H will aid them in their recovery while at the same time saving our nation’s shelter and rescue animals.
Today, C4H has aided hundreds of our nation’s heroes while finding loving homes for shelter and rescue pets since its inception in October 2009.
Sharpe was born and raised, and currently resides in Georgia.