if it wasn’t for him, my heart would’ve turned cold against the world and if it wasn’t for poetry, I would’ve ended my life. I love that I can combine the two things that matter most to me in the world.
Not the most flattering picture of me but that’s not the point of this point so it’s fine.
I felt a seizure coming on and Daphne sat up and alerted me to let me know that I needed to sit or lay down in a better place. I walked to the front of the room with Daphne on my right and my cane on my left, and tapped my professor on the shoulder to let her know I was about to have a seizure and needed to step out.
I started to get really shaky and stumbled a bit so she opened and held the door for me. I managed to get down the hall to a couch with Daphne’s help and woke up about 20 minutes later with Daphne draped across my lap, only remembering the beginning of the seizure.
It’s not very often that I pass out or for that long but I’m so thankful that Daphne is my Service Dog and knows to watch over me when I’m vulnerable. I’m also incredibly lucky and thankful that she’s able to predict my major seizures before they occur because even a small heads up gives me time to get myself away from hard or sharp objects and off my feet.
Theo, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier (5 y/o), Boul St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, CAN • “He once saved a woman from being raped – we were 400 feet away and he ran because he heard screams. He pushed him over and waited with the woman while we waited for the police. He’s a superhero. He’s a tank without a turret.”