Little Girl With Down Syndrome Gets A Loving Helper To Make Her More Independent

by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

When Maureen first gave birth to her little girl, Andi, she saw her as nothing but a perfect little bundle of joy.

She was her beautiful little blonde baby girl, and she was going to grow up into a beautiful, healthy young lady.

But, as Andi progressed, Maureen realized that something was off. Andi was soon diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Having a family member with Down syndrome can be both very challenging while also being an eye-opening experience. Folks with Down syndrome have so much to give to the world and the ones they love, they just interact with everything a bit differently.

Children and adults with Down syndrome will need some help in their daily routines. Andi is one of those people.

Her big sister has always been her best friend, and one of her biggest pillars of support. But, the time will come when she needs to go away to college. Mom can’t do every little thing on her own… So who will help her?

Canine Companions for Independence is an organization that trains service dogs to become loving, helpful companions for those who need them the most.

When Andi was 5 years old, she was introduced to Barley. What happened next is truly incredible. What a wonderful, amazing relationship this is portrayed appropriately by Kleenex — you’re going to need one or two after seeing this.

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