“He’s part of the class:” Service dog helps girl…all the way through high school graduation
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It is graduation season — and one high school senior is crediting her sidekick — a golden retriever for helping her get her diploma.
FOX17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan reports as some 35 graduates filed into Freedom Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan — among them was the four-legged companion of a girl named Desi.
Desi has cerebral palsy — and got her service dog “Walton” four years ago.
FOX17 says Walton has helped Desi through high school.
“I really, really couldn’t be where I am right now in this stage of my life without him. Before him, I would come to school in a wheelchair,” Desi told FOX17.
That’s why it was important Walton be there at Desi’s graduation ceremony.