February 2017 eNewsMake a Match | Free T shirt | Miracle Maker
For many dancers, injuries are a harsh reality of the job. Kathleen occasionally experienced numbness and weakness in her legs. Her doctors determined the symptoms to be caused by a slipped disc, a common dancing injury. But as the numbness and weakness worsened, doctors decided to run additional tests. Kathleen expected that she would need surgery, but the news she received was far worse. The doctor informed Kathleen that she would never dance again; she had multiple sclerosis (MS).
“I lost my identity that day in the hospital.”
Over the next 20 years, the disease progressed. Asking for help was difficult. “Daily life is not easy for people living with a disability," says Kathleen. "Canine Companions has given my independence back to me through my service dog, Aruba."
Donations from supporters like you helped us match Arbua with Kathleen free of charge. Make a Match. Give Independence and Give a Dog a Job.
Free t-shirt with your purchase of $40 or more at Canine Companions’ online gift shop. Offer runs until February 28, 2017. Use promo code 1112 for the red t-shirt or code 1113 for the pink t-shirt at checkout. Limit one per order.
Give Independence Monthly and Give a Dog a Job. Become a Canine Companions Monthly Miracle Maker and for a limited time, with your monthly gift of $25 or more, you’ll receive a Give a Dog a Job double-wall tumbler as our thank you.
More News From Canine Companions
Select an adorable eValentine when you make a gift in honor of someone you love.
Graduation is this Friday! Join us in-person or online.
Get behind the scenes of our professional training program. Follow us on Instagram.