May 7th, 2016 10:54 EST
Student's Service Dog Gets Her Own Pic in Middle School Yearbook
"A service dog who attends school with her owner in Louisiana is getting plenty of attention online after the boy`s school included the female golden doodle in its yearbook.
Joseph Ware, 14, of West Monroe, La., has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a diagnosis he was given at the age of 3. The genetic condition causes progressive muscle weakness and muscle wasting, with most patients confined to wheelchairs by the time they are teens.
Ware`s service dog, Presley, has been with him for the past four years, including when he attends classes at Good Hope Middle School. When picture day came around, school officials decided to include Presley - who has a canine sibling named Elvis - in the yearbook with all the other students."
Presley has been attending Good Hope Middle School with Joseph for the past four years, so why shouldn`t her photo be included in the yearbook?
Kudos to Good Hope Middle School, by including Presley`s pic in the yearbook, they are raising awareness about service dogs, and hopefully they will inspire businesses, schools, and every type of public building to accept service dogs and their owners with open arms.
A dog is man`s best friend, but to a person with a disability a service dog is an indispensable companion and helper.
Take a look at Presley`s pic, I`m sure you will agree she`s the cutest girl in the yearbook: