In 2010, I was diagnosed with a neuro-muscular disorder that will eventually rob me of many functions. My balance was deteriorating rapidly. With 23 years as a first responder in law-enforcement, I knew it was important to postpone wheel-chair use for as long as possible. I wanted to stay mobile and active to delay the progression of the disease. New Horizons set me up with Cheddar. He is there to give me the support and balance I need. He allows me freedom. He also gives me the emotional comfort that has let me reduce my pain medications to a minimum. I don’t know what I’d do without him.