Memphis Hamman, 6, meets her service dog, Juliet, outside Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in West Palm Beach Monday, July 27, 2020. Memphis was paralyzed from the neck down after a wreck which killed her granduncle and injured her grandmother.
Memphis smiles as she meets her future service dog, Juliet, outside Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in West Palm Beach Monday, July 27, 2020. Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch provided Juliet, and is paying, with help from the Leeds Endowment, to have her trained. Juliet will be taught to pick up dropped items, open doors, turn light switches on and off, and bring items to Memphis, as well as “provide the companionship that a little girl who is going through a traumatic event needs, most importantly,” according to trainer Summit Earhart. Juliet, a 3-month-old English cream golden retriever, will be in training for a for a year to 18 months, while Memphis is scheduled to leave the hospital in early August for a year of rehabilitation.
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