Oradell Animal Hospital, located in Paramus, NJ, has graciously donated lifetime veterinary care for K.D. Lang, the service dog obtained for 9 year old Danny Garofalo who has Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy and is wheelchair dependent.
Danny received K.D. thanks to the combined efforts of the Mickey’s Kids Foundation, a charity run by Hasbrouck Heights residents Tom and Michelle Meli who raised the money for K.D. to come to New Jersey. They work with Canine Assistants, a Georgia-based charity that breeds, trains and places service dogs across the country.
How does K.D. help Danny? On a daily basis K.D. performs tasks that range from retrieving his shoes and clothes, to opening cabinets and doors to even making his bed.
Mickey’s Kids is having a fundraiser event scheduled for March 16, 2012. For more information and photos on Mickeys Kids Foundation, please visit their Facebook page at “Mickeys Kids Charitable Foundation”.