A school graduation tradition was the yearbook , where you look back on some school memories as you get older and no longer in school. However, your picture in the book might be memorable as well. Many schools and their students have been coming up with more creative ways to make their yearbooks more interesting.
One school in Louisville, Kentucky, had a cute idea that made theirs one of a kind. The school let a student’s service dog become part of the yearbook, making her probably the cutest classmate that the kids ever had.
A nice, simple gesture
Ariel, a four-year-old service dog, had her own spot in the yearbook. She was placed next to the girl she was taking care of named Hadley Jo Lange, a seven-year-old kindergartner. The decision to include the dog in the yearbook was actually a surprise for Hadley Jo’s family.
Heather DeVorge Lange, Hadley Jo’s mom, said they were touched by the gesture. She said that Ariel was even on the faculty page Also, Heather thought that it was really cool that the school respected the dog, her abilities, and what she did for her daughter.
Ariel came into Hadley Jo’s life about a year later, after another service dog recognized the girl’s epilepsy symptoms. The service dog provided assistance for the young girl, who consequently, had suffered from epilepsy since she was two years old.
Ariel was destined for Hadley Jo
Service dogs are properly bred and trained just for such situations. Many cost tens of thousands of dollars. Also, some insurance companies do not cover them. The Lange family decided to turn to fundraising, likewise, were surprised by the outpouring support from their friends and relatives.
Visiting Ultimate Canine allowed Hadley Jo to find a suitable dog for her. And that was Ariel.
Ariel could sense when Hadley Jo would have a seizure. The dog would then alert the designated adult at the room to make sure that Hadley Jo would instantly get anti-seizure medication before an episode started.
Heather said that her daughter was in a much better place than once was.
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