Laura-Lee & Kendall

Laura-Lee & Kendall

Service Team | Cornwall, ON

Laura-Lee was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 11. Growing up on a hobby farm near Cornwall, Ontario, with her parents and three brothers, she was taught to value hard work and independence, “Growing up in my family, I was never treated any different then my brothers just because I had a disability.  I was expected to do my chores and everything just like everyone else, I just had to figure out the right way that I could do it.  This has led me to expect the same from myself as an adult.  My independence is and always has been a huge thing for me.”

Laura-Lee graduated with her first Service Dog, Glory, in 2002 while she was a college student. She credits Glory with alerting her to a medical emergency and saving her life, “If not for Glory, and the LFC Dog Guides, I’m certain I wouldn’t be here today.  This isn’t something a dog can be trained to do, but the bond that develops between a Dog Guide team is not like anything else and Glory proved that.”

Thanks to donations raised at our stores, Laura-Lee has been sponsored with her second dog, Kendall (Glory happily retired at home, and has since passed away). “Having a Dog Guide with me allows for me stay more independent.  I can rely on Kendall to be there to help when I need it and not need to ask another person for help.  We’re still a new team and our bond is growing with each day but Kendall is becoming an extension of me just as my first Service Dog, Glory was.  I know I’m never alone and help is right there anytime its needed.”

Greater Vancouver, BC

Correene & Glimmer
Service Team
Victoria, BC
find out more

Hilary & Yuba
Seizure Response Team
New Westminster, BC
find out more

Michael & Nico
Diabetic Alert Team
Burnaby, BC
find out more

Vernon, BC

Calgary, AB

Cold Lake, AB

Edmonton, AB

Danny & Flanders
Seizure Response Team
find out more

Debbie & Nation
Seizure Response Team
find out more

High River, AB

Alise & Syrup
Hearing Ear Team
find out more

Medicine Hat, AB

Toronto, ON

Cobourg, ON

London, ON

St. Catherines, ON

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Greater Charlottetown Area, PEI

Lesleigh & Blarney
Seizure Response Team
Charlottetown, PEI
find out more

Jennifer & Potter
Vision Team
Stratford, PEI
find out more

Rossendale, MB