Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Service Dogs

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

Life with a Service Dog chronicles the lives of Mary and Emma, helping, sharing, loving, learning to live together. Read their adventures and see their pictures.

For more information on service dogs, check out Assistance Dogs International.

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