9-Year-Old Boy Gives Christmas Money to Can Do Canines in New Hope
Shortly after Christmas, the staff at Can Do Canines in New Hope opened up a heartwarming letter. Simon Teece, who is 9 years old, decided to give $100 that he got for Christmas to the nonprofit. Can Do Canines provides assistance dogs to people with disabilites, free of charge. The trained dogs are provided to clients who live with a variety of challenges, ranging from mobility challengers to hearing loss or deafness, seizure disorders, or childhood autism.
Simon asked in his letter if the nonprofit would write him back, and they did. The $100 donation paid for three months of dog food for a dog in training named Flynn. Can Do Canines made arrangements for Simon to meet the dog and the dog’s future owner.
This past week Simon got to meet the black lab named Flynn and his future owner, a boy named Drake who has cerebral palsy. Drake’s family came to train with Flynn for a few days at the New Hope location before Flynn goes home with Drake. Flynn will be able to help Drake at school at at home.
The meeting between Drake’s family and Simon’s was special.
“I am a softie, so I got a little emotional,” said Michelle Dunlab, Drake’s mother. “I really, truly hope that I can raise my boys to be that generous.”
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