Jeff recently purchased a beautiful new boxer puppy to train for a service dog. He has been working with him for several months and Oklee was progressing very well. About a month ago, it was discovered that Oklee had a heart disease that is genetically common in boxers. Last week, Oklee passed away at 8 months old.
Jeff is an independent person, who also needs to use a wheelchair because of being paralyzed at sixteen. He works to support his family and is very active in spite of physical difficulties. A service dog would help him to be able to be more independent, provide him with additional emotional support, and help to keep him safe.