I would like to give a huge thank you to the Light Up To Live Foundation and all that support it. The polychromatic light therapy system that I was given has aided me in alleviating the pains that I have lived with for years. By having this system at home to help me between the therapy sessions I am able to do normal everyday functions again and have even seen improvements in my therapy sessions. Thank you again for all that you do.

I want to thank Light Up to Live Foundation for the led light therapy system that was donated to me. Because of the poor circulation and neuropathy the LED light therapy system has been a tremendous help. The system has allowed me to do things with a lot less pain. Again, thank you very much.

I wanted to express my appreciation again to say I am grateful to be a recipient of a light system. My highly active lifestyle is a vital component to my approach toward holistic health. The light system directly enhances my rest, recovery, relaxation, and restoration following intense training sessions, and it allows me to continue training without interruption from injury. The benefits of this light system touch all aspects of my health and active lifestyle from full-body recovery, enhanced sleep quality, and overall stress management. Thank you, Light Up to Live, for your healing touch!

With my utmost, heartfelt gratitude,

Kate, US Army, Ret.
Statistics show that twenty-two U.S. military veterans commit suicide per day. After serving in the Air Force, I fell victim to PTSD and the constant anguish it caused in my life. Struggling every day to find the hope to continue on put me in one of the darkest places of my life. The depression, the non-stop anxiety, the terrifying nightmares, and the fear that consumed my every day started to negatively impact my relationships with others. I turned to therapists a few different times, but still could not move forward. After a little over seven years of feeling defeated, I took the advice of another fellow veteran and looked into getting a service dog. I was a bit skeptical at first, and just couldn’t imagine a dog being able to help me out of the deep hole I was in.

In October 2020, I hopped on a plane and flew to Murrieta, California. The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation welcomed me with open arms to their ranch. After just a short time there on the ranch, I was introduced to a beautiful Labrador Retriever named Lincoln. From the moment Lincoln ran up to me with so much excitement and enthusiasm I felt a strong connection. It was almost as if there was this instant bond between him and I, and I just knew he was the one. Lincoln has become my best friend and my “shadow”. His hard work, dedication, love, and loyalty means everything to me. His display of intelligence while performing critical tasks helps ease my mind and stress throughout each day. He “blocks” for me, creating a comfort-zone between me and anyone I might be uncomfortable with. He recognizes when my anxiety level is rising, and becomes playful, demanding my attention until I am refocused on him. He helps keep me grounded in times of high anxiety using pressure therapy, with the weight of his body either laying across my feet or pressing up against my legs. Lincoln loves to go everywhere with me, and going out has become more enjoyable and manageable. His alertness to everyday life and the assurance he offers lets me know if I have a reason to be concerned in any given situation.

Lincoln is my everything and I cannot imagine life without him! I am forever grateful for the Light Up To Live Foundation for sponsoring Lincoln and providing support for his training at the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation. Both foundations are near and dear to my heart, and have become a huge part of my family now. With their support and service to veterans, individuals like myself have another chance at living a happier, more fulfilling life.

Air Force Veteran LaTosha Andrade, and her service dog, Lincoln

Within the first two weeks of having the chair and light system my pain level went from 8’s on a daily basis down to 4’s sometimes 3’s, I’m amazed at the light system because it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the science of light; I just know that it works and I am using it about 4-5 times a week depending on my pain.
The chair is all that they say it is and more, I work 50-60 hours a week as a Truck Driver hauling construction equipment and it has proven itself on construction sites, football fields, parks, out in the yard and everywhere I want to go, both of these most precious gifts are beyond words in expressing how much they have enriched my Life, such a great asset to assist me with comfort and rest as I continue my journey.

Keith Murphy

That light system is a major game-changer. It has gotten me to a point of only having to use it after real hard workouts or contact sports like wheelchair football & basketball, but the deep core pain that I used to experience is a thing of the past. Can’t thank y’all enough for all that y’all have done.

Keith Murphy


Save the date for the 4th Annual Light Up To Live Clay Shoot at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, Texas on September 30, 2021!


Don’t miss the 5th Annual Light Up To Live Golf Tournament on October 1, 2021 at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas!


The Light Up To Live Scooter Brown Band Concert & Auction on October 2, 2021 at The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas has been postponed until 2022.

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Light Up To Live Foundation provides polychromatic light therapy systems and highly trained service dogs to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI, pain, and depression. The Dallas-based 501(c)(3) charity connects and supports like-minded organizations that benefit this community.


  • Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are purchased and donated to other charities that provide physical and emotional therapy to Veterans learning adaptive skills.
  • Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are donated for personal use by Veterans who can use the systems at home or away from their physical therapy center.
  • Funding of Service Dogs trained specifically for use by Veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI and physical injuries to enhance their daily adaptive living needs – including 18 months of training and five years of canine food and veterinary care.


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