DOG Name: DAPHNE
Team Since: 2016
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Enter, DAPHNE; they underwent rigorous physical therapy and took their first steps out of Ava’s wheelchair together in 2017. As a Mobility Assistance Dog, DAPHNE helps Ava manage chronic pain and muscle spasms by applying deep pressure therapy to Ava and she helps make spasms/nerve flashes less painful for her. She also helps Ava mitigate her anxiety by grounding her when her mind starts to wander. When it comes to walking up stairs and standing up from the ground, DAPHNE helps Ava by bracing to help her stand and stabilize.
Most of all, DAPHNE helps Ava navigate life with a disability by wagging her tail and a offering a smile! DAPHNE has allowed Ava to live her life to its fullest extent despite her many struggles.
PIF 1 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from Direct Client's or Handler's direct efforts up to the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal.
PIF 2 measures funds and "non-cash" credit from a Direct Client or Handler, which does not result from a Direct Client's or Direct Handler's direct efforts. Once a Direct Client or Handler reaches the $10,000 PIF 1 Goal, then ALL funds and "non-cash" credit are applied PIF 2.