After serving in the United States Marine Corps and working for the Indiana Department of Corrections for 16 years, Joe suffered from a stroke that left the right side of his body with limited mobility. While learning to navigate his new life with a disability and with the need to stay at home more regularly, the situation was beginning to take a real toll on Joe’s self esteem. Joe was blessed to be given a service dog named Stewert. Not only is Stewert a great companion, but he helps Joe with his stability and mobility. Joe’s increased self-esteem and confidence, thanks to Stewert, has given Joe an opportunity to volunteer in his wife’s school. This has taught the students not only about living life to its fullest, but how to respect service dogs and those that have one.