December 23, 2019
I received an email one night from my friend Kelly’s mom, Lynn. She expressed how she thought having a puppy to foster would be really beneficial for her husband that is living with ALS. He is a Vietnam Veteran and he has always loved dogs and although Jon has caretakers throughout the day and needs a lot of support, Lynn knew the benefits of having a puppy to brighten her husband’s days, far outweighed the challenges that come along with a new puppy. After sharing the exciting news with Jon, he insisted that they foster two puppies! The Paws-Ability, Inc. board thought this was a wonderful idea.
On December 23, Bell and Major were warmly welcomed into their home where Jon, Lynn and their grandchildren eagerly awaited their arrival. Djeneba had spent the previous days researching how to train a puppy and what a puppy needs, before convincing Grandma to go shopping for an abundance of toys and supplies.
Among seeing Jon smile when Bell and Major were put on his lap, my very favorite part of today was hearing Jon whisper the words, “Thank you for giving meaning to my life again”. And this very reason is EXACTLY why Paws-Ability, Inc. was created.
Thank you Jon and Lynn for taking such great care of these two and Jon- Thank YOU for your service to our country!