Days after a disabled veteran and his service dog reunited after they were separated during a hit-and-run accident in Liberty Eylau, KSLA News 12 talked with the veteran at the scene of the crime.
"There is nothing in the world that means more to me than him," says Michael Sisco.
Sisco and his service dog, Miguel, were back at the scene of Friday's accident, where another vehicle collided with Sisco's car. Miguel was ejected and ran away. Sisco says he immediately tried to find his companion.
"I knew that I would find him. I didn't know how I would find him, if he was alive or dead. I wanted to find him. I wasn't going to leave him behind, that is for damn sure."
After searching for hours, Sisco had to go to the hospital for injuries he suffered in the wreck. That's when his sisters, along with search crews with the DeKalb and Sims fire departments, came to the rescue. The group found the dog, tired and unharmed, under a tree about three miles away from the accident.
"Nobody could talk to him because he speaks Spanish, German, and sign language, so he just kind of sat there."
Sisco says he spent 6 years in the Navy and would not say much about his disability.
"I buried my scars a long time ago. I don't want to talk about it."
But what Sisco can say is how important Miguel is to his life.
"He is my companion. When I am feeling bad or having a bad dream, when I wake up and he is right there, then I know it is just a dream."
Sisco says he appreciates all the help he received to reunite him with his dog, especially the help from the members of the DeKalb and Sims fire departments.
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