Darryl is one of a number of mobility-impaired heroes determined to lead a fulfilling life. That determination led Darryl to Canine Partners of the Rockies and his specially trained service-dog, Rio.
Darryl and “Rio” developed an inseparable bond that enabled Darryl to venture out in the world rather than remain homebound and isolated. Rio performed important tasks you and I take for granted, like pressing the button for handicap-access doors.
When he was a teenager, Justin was in an automobile accident and became a quadriplegic.
After the accident, Justin felt isolated and alone, even in public, since most people are nervous about striking up a conversation with someone in a wheel chair.
When Justin came to Colorado Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR), we matched him with Rocky, a wonderful black Lab service dog.