Transitioning from Military life to civilian life was not easy for Kelly Malanik. Kelly left the military in 2005 with an honorable discharge after suffering a traumatic event that left her struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
During her time in the Military she was a Mobile Support Equipment Operator (MSE OP) and gained a great deal of experience driving military vehicles. After leaving the Military, Kelly used her experience and worked with various companies as a Driver. Eventually the struggle of PTSD took its toll and she was given a service dog from a non-profit group, Courageous Companions, to help her deal with PTSD.