[TEXT ON SCREEN: Celebrating the Bond: SEAN’S STORY PART III: Graduation
TEXT ON SCREEN: This is the third of four videos chronicling Sean Goral’s heroic journey, as a Canine Assistants service dog forever changed his life for the better.
SEAN: Since Spirit’s been home, you know, at first I didn’t really see it, but then I had—like once I got back to like just being back to my normal like living environment, I’ll be watching TV or I’ll be out in the park and she’ll just like lay down or if I’m going and doing something, she’s up and about. So it’s like actually like a perfect match.
I couldn’t see not having a dog and that like, I don’t know, I think like their responsibility is like empowering.
SEAN’s MOM: Good girl. Good girl. Yay!
SEAN: I thought the matching would be like, you know, you’d like to get a dog and then that’s, you know, just kind of that’s that. I didn’t think it would be so—so much emotion coming from the dog and for me, I don’t know, falling in love with the dog in like two days, which is kind of crazy.
All the recipients did kind of an Olympic thing where they all had to do something with their dog. It first started with having the dog like go find their person. After, you know, she came and found me, then we switched and she went in the room, you know, with dogs, people all over the room, so many distractions. She still shot a beeline for me. So it’s a nice feeling. You know, it definitely, like, makes me happy about Spirit and, you know, and training with here even more after camp. Sean and Spirit.
It was cool just seeing all the people in the room. You know, all the people that make the organization work. It’s just insane. If felt really special having my whole family there.
It’s going to change my life, not just like physically getting me or helping me do stuff, but just like waking up and just having like this awesome dog there and just like, “What’s up? What are we going to do today?” Like whatever we want. It’s going to be, you know, adventures. So that’s just amazing for me.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Canine Assistants is dedicated to the education of service dogs and the people they assist so they may enhance and improve the lives of one another.]