Paralyzed 6-Year-Old Meets Her Future Golden Retriever Service Dog and Bonds with Pup Instantly
Service dogs may be life-changing for persons in need. They not only supply the affection and company of a pet, but they may also be trained to execute critical chores that their owner may be unable to accomplish themselves.
A service dog and their person may establish the most wonderful relationship, and one six-year-old girl just met her future service puppy… and they soon became friends
Memphis Rose is a wonderful six-year-old girl who was just in a horrific tragedy. The girl was engaged in a multi-vehicle car collision on June 7 that killed her uncle.
Memphis lived, despite with significant injuries. She ruptured her lung and damaged her neck and spine, rendering her immobile, according to People.
“Her spinal damage may not be repaired, and her odds of paralysis are considerable,” her mother Gayrene Meade told People.
Memphis Rose has been undergoing surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla, and has begun a lengthy, day-to-day healing process.
After all the darkness, she did receive one ray of hope… in the person of a new friend:
She met Juliet, her prospective service dog!
Lori Griffith, the founder of the Chasin a Dream Foundation, a non-profit that supports children with life-threatening conditions, learned about Memphis Rose’s narrative and called Furry Friends, a local animal refuge.
They had been caring for Juliet, a golden retriever puppy they had sent to train to be a service dog for a soldier. Instead, it was found that Juliet would make a wonderful service dog for Memphis Rose.
Not only is the kid a great candidate for a service animal, but she also enjoys dogs. She’s always wanted a dog and dreams of becoming a veterinarian when she grows up.
While Juliet still has to go through some training, she was allowed to meet her future owner for the first time and pay a visit to Memphis Rose in the hospital.
The meeting was excellent, and the two clicked straight away.
“She was so delighted to meet Juliet that she smiled brighter than I had ever seen, especially after learning that the lovely puppy was in training to be her service dog,” Gayrene said.
“After a challenging few weeks, it was a great moment for me.”
“Juliet was born to be a service dog for Memphis Rose,” remarked Juliet’s trainer, Summit Earhart.
Juliet and Memphis Rose have met one other a few times since their first encounter and can’t wait to see each other again, but Juliet is busy getting ready for the job.
She’ll be able to do things like switch the lights on and off, tuck Memphis into bed, and warn her mother if there’s a medical emergency after she’s been certified as a service dog.
“Because we can’t cover anything, we want to expose Juliet to as many things as possible so that whatever happens is fine with her,” Earhart told People.
“Memphis Rose is pleased that Juliet is doing well, and I feel myself pretty fortunate to have been able to make a difference in this child’s life.”
It’s astonishing how much of a difference a service animal can make in someone’s life. Memphis Rose has been battling so hard after the accident, and this bright dog will make her life so much easier.
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