Service Animals

'Monkey helpers' perform daily tasks that allow people with disabilities to maintain their independence

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:25am
“I value our relationship and also care for her and enhance her life," Townsend says of Kathy. "We are a real team!"   Kathy takes a break and gets some strokes from her pal, Mike.

Staying upright with a neuromuscular disease

posted on December 1, 2002 - 5:58am
Some people have nightmares about falling off cliffs. Brad Williams has nightmares about falling — period. “Whenever I’m walking, falling down is always the major thought on my mind,” says Williams, 39, of Alexandria, Va. “It has to be on my mind a lot for me to be dreaming about it.” Williams has Miyoshi distal myopathy, a slowly progressive form of muscular dystrophy that primarily affects the...
posted on December 1, 2000 - 1:32pm
What could be more perfect than rescuing an abandoned dog and training it as a service animal? Sometimes the happy ending isn't the one you expected.
posted on October 1, 1999 - 5:00pm
For Marybeth Waltman, a positive attitude is what sees her through her day as a government employee, community volunteer and wife. "I don't let anything defeat me," says Waltman, of Rocky Hill, Conn. "I get up in the morning and I know what I have to do."