Monday, July 1, 2013

Leon Futch Getting New Hearing Service Dog in Rosemary's Own Words

Leon Futch lost his Service Dog (Dyna) last September due to cancer. His Hearing Dog alerted him to all kinds of sounds that he had a hard time hearing with his hearing disability. She would alert him to his cell phone ringing,doorbell,smoke alarms-if someone would call his name and he couldn't hear it and many other sounds. It was devastating for him, when he lost her. He has re-applied with Rosemary his wife's encouragement and he has been accepted to receive another dog from Canine Companions for Independence. He will receive this dog sometime soon-since she is receiving advanced training in Santa Rosa,Calif. currently to fit Leon's needs.Then Leon and Rosemary will make the trip to Santa Rosa,Calif to pick the dog up. These dogs are amazing and go through two years of training to be able to do what they do for someone that has a disability.Leon has a hearing loss due to many years of being a State of Florida Water Well Contractor and working with his big rigs and high pressure air.This time when we go-we are going to enjoy touring the Sonoma Wine Country .
This update is provided by Rosemary Futch

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