A spinal injury from a car accident many years ago left me a quadriplegic. Although confined to a wheel-chair, I was able to raise my children and work part time. When my children grew up and started their own lives, I knew I couldn’t live independently without help. I had never had a dog before, but when New Horizons introduced me to Michele, it was instant love. She has the perfect personality to live with me. She was out of the first group of puppies fostered in the Prison Program. Both Michele and I developed a special relationship with Frank who was her inmate handler. I feel privileged to have been a part of that process. Frank was released and now has a career training dogs. Michele has given me the gift of independence and a new friend.