De­caf, Please

A furr y fr iend makes all the dif f er­ence f or one ver y special six- year- old.

HILuxury - - MAKE-A-WISH -

JAMES’ LAUGH­TER IS KNOWN TO FILL UP A ROOM. YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE KNOWN HE’S HAD A ROUGH PAST BE­CAUSE OF THE JOY THAT RADIATES FROM HIM. James, 6, grew up in fos­ter care and his con­di­tion was a re­sult of shaken baby syn­drome. His in­cred­i­ble new fam­ily adopted him and gave him the love he al­ways de­served. James’ fa­vorite ac­tiv­i­ties are spend­ing time with his par­ents and six sib­lings, cud­dling and be­ing out­side so he can feel the wind blow­ing in his face. Be­ing non-ver­bal made it quite a chal­lenge to fig­ure out his one-true-wish, but with the help of his in­cred­i­bly sup­port­ive fam­ily, they came up with some­thing per­fect!

With James grow­ing in­creas­ingly aware of his sur­round­ings and is in need of more at­ten­tion, it’s been dif­fi­cult for his par­ents to pro­vide him with the at­ten­tion he’d like. And with six other sib­lings, it’s def­i­nitely a strug­gle. They worry at times that James is lonely and would feel tremen­dously uplifted by hav­ing a trained ther­apy dog to keep him com­pany. Ad­di­tion­ally, this com­pan­ion an­i­mal can grow with him and pro­vide him joy and friend­ship for many years to come.

En­ter De­caf, James’ new labradoo­dle. De­caf has given James more com­fort and hap­pi­ness in his life. James’ mom, Dana shares, “De­caf and James are both trauma sur­vivors, and they are a com­fort to one an­other. Since re­ceiv­ing De­caf, James’ feel­ings and emo­tions are be­ing ex­pressed more.” The new ad­di­tion to the fam­ily is, “truly a bless­ing.”

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