PHOTOS: Military veteran and her K9, Eddie, get surprise of a lifetime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Alongside her family and her furry better half, Eddie, Jennifer Andreasen got the keys to her future. She got to unlock the door to her brand new home in Oceanway on Thursday.

“There’s no words to express that kind of spinney feeling you get on the inside,” Andreasen said.

It was not only emotional for Andreasen, but also for her mother—whom she had been living with.

“As the mother who stood behind and watched her, it’s freeing for me to know that she is now going to be able to take care of herself,” Patricia Nolan said.

When Andreasen got out of the service, she struggled. She said she felt anxious all the time. Her mother, Patricia Nolan, said her daughter was so wounded, afraid, and felt unsupported.

K9′s for Warriors gave Andreasen her best buddy, Eddie. The non-profit partnered with JWB Real Estate Capital to build her a brand new home as well.

“It’s just stunning,” Andreasen said.

But, something that is even more important is the confidence Eddie and this new home gave Andreasen.

“It’s so much more than a house,” Nolan said. “But, the house was the thing that made her believe in herself again.”