If ever you feel stupid...
Nevertheless, "Laura Tobia, 6, has mitochondrial disorder, a condition that causes her energy to be depleted and affects her muscle coordination, strength and control..."There are so many things that this dog can do for her,' said her father, Scott Tobia."
Toni Eames, herself president of the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners queries, "My first question would be, Who is going to take care of the dog?
Well, I wonder...is the time of school employees shorter than the time of hospital employees? After a stroke, I had to stay in the CRITICAL CARE UNIT for a week. With me, at the foot of my hospital bed, was my service dog, Payton. Here we are in our room:
Somehow, the hospital had no problem whatsoever seeing to it that my dog was cared for. You can read that story here:
If you still feel a bit foolish, check out this collection of Social Darwinism at work: