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Quincy household welcomes service canine for teen in time for Thanksgiving

QUINCY − A 13-year-old boy with Down syndrome and different particular wants, Sam Fehan can battle to get his level throughout to his lecturers, family and friends.

Speech is a problem and clear communication is one thing he works on day by day. However with Religion, the service canine her household introduced dwelling simply 4 weeks in the past, there’s a simple rapport.

“Religion is a pal,” Sam mentioned of the golden retriever/Labrador as she settled into his lap.

Getting a service canine for Sam was a course of two years within the making, however the Fehans introduced Religion dwelling to Squantum simply in time to have fun Thanksgiving as a household. They labored with Connecticut-based nonprofit Educated Canines Aiding with Disabilities to search out the proper furry match, and raised $25,000 by their church, household, associates and strangers.

“Our neighbors round right here, in Quincy and past, had been so beneficiant,” Mike Fehan, Sam’s dad, mentioned. “I used to be blind to how form individuals could be. If we go for a stroll, Sam is just like the mayor round right here, however I had no concept how many individuals cared. It was very encouraging.”

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