Before I got married and a short time after we were married, I worked at a Pre-school Handicap Center in West Virginia. We had actually just finally received the funding for a new and improved Center, and I was able to help prepare and order things for our class room. I wish I had a photo of all my kids, I do somewhere. It was probably one of the most challenging (physically) jobs I have ever had, but the most rewarding one too!
I loved my kids, some had serious handicaps and could only smile or move their head to communicate. Others did sign language, still others only had physical handicaps and could communicate with you, but some came from very dysfunctional homes and some of them were handicap because of malnutrition and abuse in their homes. The hardest part for me was when we did home visits. After seeing the environment these little kids had to live in, it brokemy heart. Every day after a visit I would come home and ask Jeff if we could adopt one our kids from school. Not that they were up for adoption, but to realize what type of life these little kids had to live with on a daily basis was unbelievable.
As I saw more about this organization, I thought what a wonderful idea and only wish some of my kids would have had the opportunity to have a service dog to help them.
So read more about it and just a warning...you might want to get a tissue!
Good night dear friends!
4 Paws for Ability enriched the lives of children with disabilities by providing task-trained service dogs to their families.
Providing Service Dogs to Children Worldwide4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. And 4 Paws also works with veterans from recent conflicts who’ve lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat. In all cases, the results speak for themselves. Lives are transformed.
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