Ceci & Vincent
Vincent has been such a blessing to Ceci and has given her a great sense of comfort, compassion, and healing that only he can give her. The bond between them is like no other; and we are eternally thankful and blessed to have been selected to become the recipients of such an amazing dog. Vincent is a Seizure Response Dog. He has learned to interact with Ceci before, during, and after an impending seizure occurs. He calms her down, sits on or next to her, and is responsive to whatever is going on with her at the time, without being given a single command to so. He has brought our family so much joy and is a happy, playful, and delightful dog that we love dearly. Vincent adores her and she feels that he is her daily lifeline. Ceci has been in Special Olympics since the third grade, and even though she’s an adult now, she has won numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. Vincent now accompanies Ceci to all her Special Olympic events. He also goes to church with her where he is reverent, friendly, and very patient while he lays under the pew in front of her. He attends her weekly Puppet Ministry Team meetings and loves being part of the “team.” Ceci’s biggest challenge in life is her seizure disorder. People with disabilities are given service dogs to help them become more independent. One of the most important doors a service dog opens is the one that leads to acceptance in society. People tend to be afraid of what they don’t understand. However, a service dog helps bridge that gap by stimulating common interests. Everyone usually has a good dog story to share. We aren’t always dealt the perfect hand in life, so we must make the best of what we have today. Our hearts are full of appreciation and thanks to everyone at Canine Assistants (staff, volunteers, donors, & sponsors) for the work they do to make life happier for others that need that extra paw in times of need.
Ceci + Family