Warning: If you’re a dog-lover, this might give you the chills. (The good kind, of course!) Or maybe even teary eyes. Not that that happened to this blogger or anything…(sniffle!)
As if it wasn’t cool enough that this organization helps people with disabilities, on top of that, it involves finding homes for shelter dogs, too.
This story from PJStar.com features WIU student Adam Cale of Macomb, a double major in graphic communication and Spanish, who uses a wheelchair. As the story explains, Cale is in the process of training his service dog, Chester, who he was partnered with through a not-for-profit organization called Paws Giving Independence. The organization trains dogs and places them with people in need. Chester will be able to assist Cale with daily tasks that many of us take for granted:
“He’ll turn on lights for me, pick things up for me and open doors that I can’t,” Cale said. “He’ll just make my life easier.”