Maggie's Comfort Corner
We received an invitation from the Youth Health Service Corps coordinator for two Waterbury high schools. She asked if we could visit one of her students’ meetings, so they could learn about what services Maggie provides as a comfort dog. Dave and Virginia Erikson were able to fulfill this invitation with Maggie. Since they regularly take Maggie to visit a VA hospital, a rehabilitation center, and an adult daycare, they could speak firsthand to Maggie’s services in a health-related setting. For an introduction, the students got to watch Wags N Tales, the Emmy winning mini-documentary that Ken Fay created and produced. Then they got to hear about Dave and Virginia’s experiences, and to top it all off, the students got to visit with Maggie and see her in action.
Upon invitation, Cathy and Dan Swanson brought Maggie for a special visit to Newtown High School for a couple hours on the day after the Florida school shooting. Maggie’s visit was very appreciated by both students and staff, and some had extended visits with Maggie. The principal made it a point to thank Cathy and Dan for being there.
Maggie’s weekly visits to selected students at Newtown Middle School have been extended by an hour in order to add more students who could benefit from her visits.
One of Maggie’s regular customers is Families United in Newtown (F.U.N.), which is a monthly recreational event held for special needs children. Christ the King donated our Fellowship Hall for the Valentine’s Day F.U.N. event, and Maggie was there, handled by Katja Pieragostini.
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an Emmy Award Winning Documentary produced by Ken Fay that features Maggie in Action.
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