Amazing Hospital Program Lets Pets Visit Their Terminally Ill Owners



They say laughter can be the best medicine but smiles will do just fine. šŸ™‚ At theĀ Juravinski hospital in Ontario, Canada they have an amazing program that lets animals visit seriously ill people. The program is calledĀ Zacharyā€™s Paws for Healing, launched by Donna Jenkins, and has been a major hit. Jenkins was inspired by her 25-year-old nephew, Zachary, who benefited greatly from having his dogs around him while he was battling Hodgkinā€™s lymphoma.

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ā€œWhile Zachary was in the hospital for many weeks and very sick after having a stem cell transplant, Ā he begged to see his dog, Chase.”

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“We know that when patients get to see their pet, it can improve vital signs, improve depression and the feeling of isolation, it opens communication back up and it is a reminder for a reason for the patient to get well and return home.ā€

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As a big dog lover and owner myself I can relate that after a tough day or if i have received any bad news, I always go to my dog to cheer me up. (She’s a great listener šŸ˜‰

Check out the full story below of the great work they are doing at theĀ Juravinski hospital!

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Source:Ā Bored Panda


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