STUDENT TO GRADUATE ALONG WITH SERVICE DOG - “Desi…says if it wasn’t for her service six-year-old dog Walton, a golden retriever, she wouldn’t be graduating.”
Desi, a student from Freedom Christian High School in Michigan, received her graduation cap & gown along with her service dog, Walton. He is a six-year-old Golden Retriever trained to accompany his owner and help her get around. Walton’s owner has cerebral palsy, and he has been helping her for several years. At the graduation ceremony, Walton was given his own hat and gown for his great work. Read more from Fox17:
Desi, who attends Freedom Christian High School in Hudsonville says if it wasn’t for her service six-year-old dog Walton, a golden retriever, she wouldn’t be graduating. It is why she wanted to do something for him on the big day.
That is when she got the idea to get Walton his own gown and have him walk at graduation with her. “I was like you know what I’m graduating really but Walton has done as much work as I have ya know, getting me through the day, helping me survive in school so he should graduate to.”
Desi has cerebral palsy and as she got older things got harder, she wanted more independence and that’s where Walton comes in.
“His biggest job is helping me walk and keeping me up right. Basically my balance is really bad. If I’m about to fall which I do a lot, he can sense that and he will make himself hard as rock, he rights me before I can fall,” Desi said.
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