• Austin and Thiago

    11 days ago - By CCI

    United States Navy Veteran and Hanford resident Austin Parker has a new helper by his side, and he comes with a cold nose and a warm heart. Austin recently graduated from two weeks of training and received a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that breeds, raises and trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities.Austin served for 11 years in the Navy as an Aviation Machinist's Mate, doing two deployments on the USS Enterprise. Two years ago, Austin was paralyzed after a motorcycle accident and is now a wheelchair user.Austin was matched with...
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