Patients at Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina are recovering from surgery and dealing with treatments that can be painful, but a visit from Harley the therapy dog makes it a little easier to deal with. The yellow lab lightens the mood and makes the kids smile.
And they’re even more impressed by her because Harley’s blind. So these kids in wheelchairs and braces have a special bond with her. She helps these patients realize they don’t have to be perfect. She also motivates them to walk in therapy and sometimes just lays on on the bed with them.
“They all feel like if she can do it, I can do it,” Harley’s owner Rita Harrell says. “She has overcome her obstacles and look how happy she is and here she is making us happy.”
Source: Journal Sentinel