Monday, April 28, 2014

A CHAMP "Canis Major" Honor

On April 12, 2014, CHAMP Assistance Dogs honored their volunteers with unveiling of a new award for service above self.  "The Canis Major Award is named after the Great Dog constellation which includes the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, the Dog Star.  This award acknowledges volunteers for stellar service to CHAMP and to their larger community."   Twenty one CHAMP volunteers were honored, including Miss Carol:

For transforming yourself from a "cat person" into a devoted partner to CHAMP Facility Dog Magnum; for your endless hours at his side, comforting patients and their families at the Hospice of Southern Illinois' Relais Bonne Eau Community Hospice Home; for your innumerable community appearances with Magnum, educating our broad community about hospice aand about service dogs and therapy dogs; for your generous spirit; for always representing CHAMP masterfully and with grace.

Magnum and I are very humbled by this acknowledgement of our efforts!  Any impact we make is because of the generosity of CHAMP in their training and placement of  Magnum with Hospice of Southern Illinois.  We hope we bring as much joy as we receive each day.  It is our privilege to serve.

Miss Carol

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