“Target was an ideal location because there was so much to hold Keira’s attention. When her mobility was better, she loved to wander (or sprint!) up and down the aisles of the store.”
“Deployments on children, on a family, is never easy. As an adult we find ways to relax and cope, but for children we need to find a different way to help them cope and relax.”
“Our Comfort Dogs show unconditional love, are excellent listeners, and never judge those they serve.”
“Just know, I love you,” the frightened younger brother texted as the gunman was on his rampage.
“I asked him if she was bothering him, and with a somber face and watery eyes he said, ‘No, no. I lost my dog last night.’”
Students are hailing him their hero as they recount those devastating moments.
“Today I broke down. No one should have to see their child like this.”
“When the thoughts of suicide and self-harm came, I remember laying on my bathroom floor thinking about the letter I would write to my son.”
“You never forget to say, ‘I love you,’ or kiss goodnight. You realize that one day you’ll desperately miss the things that used to annoy you.”
“Some children are self-conscious about their reading skills, and the animals never judge them. The animals patiently listen to the campers.”