Erick Scott, a former member of the Army infantry who lives in DeRidder, La. and did three separate tours in Iraq on the front lines, has been dealing with the affects of a trauma brain injury suffered in the war for the past two years.
Scott was in need of a dog for his post traumatic stres disorder therapy.
His help came from a Saint on and off the field.
Saints coach Sean Payton heard about Scott's dilemna from his Pay It Forward Foundation and made sure the veteran got the black lab, named Gumbo.