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    Disabled Woman Adapts to Life With Help From Service Dog

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    A 30-year-old woman named Summer had lost all four limbs. In an effort to help Summer get back to a relatively normal life, she was partnered with a trained service dog named Trooper.

    Dogs don’t just serve as companions to humans. The animals can actually be relied upon for basic daily tasks.

    A 30-year-old woman in Hawaii named Summer lost all four limbs after working for the Department of Defense in southeast Asia.

    Traumatically, she contracted bacterial meningitis. As a result she lost both her arms and legs. Summer also spent several years in the hospital.

    In an effort to help Summer get back to a relatively normal life, she was partnered with a trained dog named Trooper. A charitable organization that provides service pooches to people with physical and developmental disabilities thought the 2-year-old dog and Summer could make a great team.

    A spokesperson for Assistance Dogs of Hawaii stated “We match dogs with their partners based on personality and Summer is such an intelligent, hardworking and capable young woman that she reminds me of a human version of Trooper.”

    The dog knows more than 100 commands, which will allow him to assist Summer in routine duties she cannot perform. He can close and open doors for her. Trooper is also able to control light switches.

    Summer is now getting back to life. She has started a new job and claimed Trooper is helping her every step of the way.