Mary is an MSer who did in-home day care, went to graduate school, and taught before retiring. She has a strong family and friends support community, uses a walker sometimes and a scooter other times, and experiences fatigue – real fatigue familiar to many MSers. She leads a busy, active life, but she needs help.
She found her help in Ellen, a yellow lab. Ellen came to Mary through Helping Paws, a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes self-sufficiency. They train and place service dogs to help people with disabilities other than blindness or deafness
For more information on service dogs, check out Assistance Dogs International.