Tenth Service Dog

The Tower of Hope Provides Its Tenth Service Dog

Sandra Frazier and Blue

New York, April 23, 2009 — For Immediate Release — The Tower of Hope, a charitable organization dedicated to providing funds for the training and pairing of service dogs with wounded or disabled individuals, today announced that it has provided its tenth service dog to a deserving recipient. Service Dog Blue has been given to Sandra Frazier, who suffers from diabetes. Sandra has low blood pressure and is prone to suddenly losing consciousness. In addition, she often needs help walking, retreiving dropped items and getting up from a sitting position. Blue has also been specifically trained to bring Sandra her cell phone after a fall.

Cathy Carilli, Founder and President of The Tower of Hope, said "Through the generous support of all who have contributed to The Tower of Hope since we started on our mission three years ago, we have now been able to fund the training and pairing of our tenth service dog with someone whose quality of life will undoubtedly be improved by this event. We continue to dedicate ourselves to funding more service dogs, so that any wounded or disabled person who can benefit from recieving one of these amazing animals can get one."

Blue helping with laundry

The Tower of Hope's primary focus is on providing specially trained service dogs to combat-wounded veterans - those that have suffered great physical or mental trauma or have lost limbs defending freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. Having a service dog to help get through the day, and to be a constant companion, is truly a life-altering gift we can give to these brave men and women.