My story begins about 17 years ago when we got our family pet, Cassie. An adorable chocolate lab, Cassie was part of our family. Throughout her life my Ataxia became more of a challenge. I guess you could say both Cassie and I “slowed down” together. Continue reading
Because the long awaited Boston Support Group meeting at MGH is going to be this Saturday, I thought I’d resurrect this blog.
First of all, I want to apologize for having stayed away for so long. I also want to wish all of you a good year ahead. I really like this sentiment, written by Janet Rebhan: Continue reading
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but after last night’s wonderful celebration, I feel I need to mention it again. Because I regularly volunteer at Service Dog Project (SDP) where Denim is from, I was invited to last night’s celebration and met many other people that give so much to this wonderful organization.
I believe that volunteering your time can improve your outlook. Especially if your disability has left you in the position of no longer being employed. Having a “mission” can be so uplifting. Continue reading
I now have a mobility service dog. Her name is Denim. She is a young female Great Dane, almost 2 years old. She is an absolute joy to be with!
Getting a service dog has meant a huge change for my life. My disability is taking on a new reality. No more denying it or faking it. My Ataxia has been progressing and it was becoming quite difficult to get around.