National & World News

Service dog wears cap and gown for student’s high school graduation

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — As students across West Michigan celebrate graduation, one high school senior is crediting her sidekick, a golden retriever, for helping her get her diploma.

We first met Desi and her service dog, Walton, last month. But Monday was the big night: graduation. As some 35 graduates filed into Freedom Christian High School in Hudsonville, among them was Desi’s four-legged companion.

Desi has cerebral palsy and got Walton just four years ago. “I really, really couldn’t be where I am right now in this stage of my life without him,” she said. “Before him, I would come to school in a wheelchair.”

Their bond is easy to see but so much deeper than most could understand. It’s why, Desi says, it was so important to have Walton at graduation, dressed in a cap and gown, to accept that diploma with her.
Read more: http://fox17online.com/

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement