Saturday, March 20, 2010

Service Animal Makes a Difference

A service dog joins a sixth-grader for classes at Wayne Center Elementary School in Kendallville, Indiana. The specially trained autism service dog named Jefferson helps 12-year-old Kelsey Fogle who is partially deaf and can see only shadows in her right eye. A school fundraiser at another school supplied the $11,000 to pay for the animal even though Kelsey didn't attend the school. They were joined by employees at the Walmart Distribution Center in Garrett. Her parents say, since Jefferson came into her life, Kelsey's daily "meltdowns" are a rarity.