This weekend will wrap up another exciting Winter Olympic Games. Sochi, Russia, hosted top athletes from across the world doing what they do best. But did you know that the Paralympics, named because they run parallel to the main Olympic competitions, will begin March 7, 2014?
Canine Companions for Independence Graduate Muffy Davis and Service Dog Leibe are just one of many skilled athletes among our graduate ranks. Muffy is a seven-time Paralympic medalist. She won four medals in Alpine skiing in the Nagano and Salt Lake City games and three gold medals in the 2012 London games for hand cycling. Muffy has the extraordinary privilege of traveling to Sochi as a U.S. Paralympic Ambassador for the duration of the games.
We love to celebrate the success of our exceptional graduate teams, in endeavors big and small. From opening a door or turning on the light, to alerting to sounds in the environment, to carrying sports equipment for competitive athletes; Canine Companions assistance dogs are all gold medalists in our eyes!
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