As a child’s mobility is limited by cancer, so is their ability to enjoy childhood the way they once knew. The simple joys of everyday activities, like playing outside, running, and riding bikes becomes challenging, even impossible. Families struggle to engage and connect, as the child they love becomes withdrawn, sad, angry, and depressed.
Animals can provide great comfort, while often engaging the child to communicate and become more interactive and responsive. Their presence can reduce anxiety, even pain, increase calmness, bring a sense of peace, and offer children something to look forward to.
“Bring comfort, relaxation, and smiles to children facing life-threatening illnesses through the magic and love of animals. Our service is based on the power of human-animal interaction and its palliative effect on relieving symptoms and promoting quality of life.”