Facing severe injuries these kids are true heroes and are far braver than any adult I know, but they still need assistance in various ways of course. Some of that is medical and some of it is in helping them still feel like a kid despite being in the hospital.
Service animals such as dogs can have a very positive effect on the kids.
Now there’s a new service animal on the team in the form of Frankie, the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. I got a chance to meet Frankie today (see picture above….I’m the one on the left, Frankie’s on the right just in case you were wondering). Frankie exudes calmness and is very cool. Reportedly the kids respond amazingly well to this 3-year old pig and I can see why.
I also have to thank Frankie for interrupting the faculty meeting I was attending!