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Cabell’s Column Graduation Thoughts
With the increasing sophistication of Artificial Intelligence, there are some philosophers that now question whether Descartes is still right that logical thought is what separates humanity from everything else. I won’t pretend to know about that. But there is another sentence – this one with a religious provenance: “I love, therefore I am.” Especially at Graduation, this is the sentence that resonates for me. Our Puppy Raisers and Trainers fill our dogs with their love and pass them on into the lives of our partners. Our Donors and Supporters make selfless sacrifices to help other people that they do not even know. Our Volunteers give their time and attention to all aspects of Saint Francis, from puppy sitting, dog walking, and grooming to office work and grounds maintenance. To me, these are all acts of love. commitment to our mission and to everyone that gave in every way humanly possible to make Graduation a reality for the people that so deserve it. I am honored to be surrounded with people that define generosity in every way. I am no philosopher, but I know humanity when I see it. It’s right here. I am deeply grateful to our Puppy Raisers for their tremendous
T his issue is dedicated to Saint Francis Graduation. It is a joy to see the culmination of the hard work leading up to the Big Day. In these pages you will see the proud teams that are starting out on a life together that promises to be full of new opportunities, laughter, and moments of magic. Whenever I think of Graduation, it never takes long for my thoughts to stray to Puppy Raisers. There is a saying in the service dog world: “In every service dog beats the heart of a puppy raiser.” It’s true. Whether a volunteer taking a puppy into their home or an inmate that takes a puppy into their cell, all Puppy Raisers commit their time, their energy, and most importantly, their heart. Imagine. Their goal is to give up this special dog in service to someone else. Let that sink in. In 1637, Descartes wrote the famous words: “I think, therefore I am.” This simple sentence became the basis of much of Western philosophy.
Thank you to all our faithful supporters.
by Cabell Youell Executive Director
A t Graduation, we celebrate partners and their Saint Francis Service Dogs. Saint Francis Service Dogs can change the lives of a person, a family, and a community for the better. Our dogs are trained to empower both children and adults who face a wide range of disabilities including autism, arthritis, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and more. Every day, Saint Francis Service Dogs make amazing differences in the lives of those they love. They can retrieve dropped items – everything from a sweater to a dime. They can open heavy doors. They often help with daily activities such as dressing or cooking. They can provide assistance when their partner is injured or in distress. For the dogs, it starts in early puppyhood and lasts for two years or more. For them, it means learning to be brave no matter what the environment, steady no matter how stressful things are, and prepared to work at a moment’s notice. the bond between our newest
For the people, it starts with a hope and ends up with a dream come true. For them, it means undergoing a rigorous application and screening process, preparing for meeting the financial, physical and emotional requirements of partnership with a Saint Francis Service Dog, interviews with potential dogs, team training, follow up training, regular reporting and testing. These partnerships could not happen without a lot of hard work and commitment from many people. Volunteers, inmates, breeders and donors all put their shoulder to the wheel in order to help us produce the kind, gentle, smart and healthy dogs that are capable of changing people’s lives. All of these people help us – and they do it quietly and without fanfare. After all the hard work is done, we watch the new teams leave together to go out into the world and tackle it head on. It is an amazing privilege. We are proud to announce the Saint Francis Graduating Class of 2019.
"April encourages students to move around. She is a great reinforcer. She helps with communication and social skills. She has a calming affect with the students. Students are excited to come to school to see her, and they light up when they see her!" - Tammie, Handler April & Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center
Scholarship provided by Kroger Breeder: Collette Jette-Morse Puppy Raiser: Samantha Buteux Prison Puppy Raiser: Steve Carter Trainer: Nancy Cunningham
"Duxi helps me with walking and doing everyday things. She can open a door for me. She can stand still so that I can balance on my new legs. She can help me get undressed by pulling my shirt off. She sleeps in my room and can go get mommy if I need her. She loves me, I love her. She is a very good dog." - Charli
Duxi & Charli
Scholarship provided by Altec and Cabin Fever Charities Breeder: ADI Breeding Cooperative Puppy Raisers: Sybille and Mark Nelson Prison Puppy Raiser: Eddie Taylor Fosters: The Garrido/Berroteran Family Trainer: Debbie Clifton "Freedom knows so many different commands! She provides me with physical support when I become dizzy or lightheaded. She is also a wonderful companion animal who helps to reduce my anxiety levels and also helps me to stay present and in the moment on a daily basis. I love how unbelievably smart Freedom is and how much she loves life, loves to learn new things, and loves to play! I rarely feel lonely anymore because Freedom is with me always." - Amy Breeders: Sybille and Mark Nelson Puppy Raisers: Sybille and Mark Nelson Prison Puppy Raiser: Iesa Quarles Trainer: Elizabeth Nemore
Freedom & Amy
"Storm is always there for me. She helps me by licking and sitting next to me when I get overwhelmed. She is so playful and loyal and happy. She is like a sibling to me." -Tristan
Storm & Tristan
Breeder: Pat Weisse Prison Puppy Raiser: Trampas Wingo Trainer: Carol Waters
"Michael helps Ryker pick up things he drops, gets help when we need it and helps to support Ryker to provide balance. Michael is also used in speech class to help Ryker project his voice by using commands and fun games. Michael is a part of our family. He’s the missing link we didn’t even know was missing." -Alysha, Ryker’s mother
Ryker & Michael
Breeder: Jill Nelson Prison Puppy Raiser: Jason Klein Trainer: Susan Maynard
"This partnership has brought new joy and hope to our family. Lucas is able to help Andrew so much when he is having a meltdown. Andrew has begun to let Lucas lay on his feet and lower legs to help calm him. The pressure helps soothe him and calm him down. We are going out more with Andrew and trying new things now that we have Lucas. He has helped change how the public treats people with special needs. Everyone is nicer and more engaging when Lucas is with us. I have never heard my child laugh so much and watched him experience so much joy." Scholarship provided by the Jack and Anne Glenn Charitable Foundation and The Clark Foundation. Breeder: ADI Breeding Cooperative Puppy Raiser: Beverly Amsler Trainer: Elizabeth Nemore - Melissa, Andrew’s mother
Lucas & Andrew
Radar & Kathy
"Radar and I have an incredible connection both physically and emotionally. He watches me intently on his own especially when I do something he thinks may be dangerous. He brought the phone to me when I fell off a step stool. He constantly picks up dropped objects and gives them to me both at home and in stores. He is always here with me and is always willing to help. He makes my daily life easier. He promotes my sense of self-worth and confidence." -Kathy Scholarship provided by the ziMS Foundation. Breeder: ADI Breeding Cooperative Prison Puppy Raisers: Paul Patterson, Bernard Arthur and Iesa Quarles. Trainer: Lesleigh Cook
"Tahoe helps me calm down after I get upset. Sometimes he comes to me and I just feel calm. When he [applies his weight on me] it sometimes makes me forget why I’m starting to get upset. He’s also very good at picking things up for me. He’s always happy to see me. I know how much he loves me. " -Eliza Jane Tahoe & Eliza Jane
Breeder: Pat Weisse Prison Puppy Raiser: Guy Burns Trainer: Jenny Cole
Congratulations to all!
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Consider including Saint Francis Service Dogs in your Estate Plans For more information contact: Amy Milberger Director of Philanthropy 540-342-3647 ext. 409 email@example.com Consider including Saint Francis Service Dogs in your Estate Plans For more information contact: Amy Milberger Director of Philanthropy 540-342-3647 ext. 409 firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADUATION EVENT SPONSORS
Thank You to our sponsors
Photographer : Elizabeth Nemore
Profile of a Supporter: The ziMS Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA Tidewater Tails
R yan W. Zimmerman is a professional baseball player for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. In 1995, Ryan’s mother, Cheryl was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic and unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system. In 2006, Ryan established the ziMS Foundation in his hometown of Virginia Beach, VA. The Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis by funding comprehensive support and educational programs As President of the ziMS Foundation, Ryan is excited by the prospect of giving back to his community and finding a cure for this unpredictable disease. “My family has given me the support to fulfill my dreams. The Washington Nationals have given me the opportunity to play the game that I love at the highest level in our nation’s
capital. I am thrilled to have launched a foundation that I hope can make a real impact in the life of my family as well as many others afflicted by MS.” In the US, the number of people with MS is estimated to be about 400,000, with approximately 10,000 new cases diagnosed every year (that’s 200 new cases per week). The Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of MS by funding comprehensive support and educational programs. We are grateful to the ziMS Foundation for providing a scholarship for Kathy Cvizic and Radar.
Saint Francis Service Dogs is happy to introduce Amy Milberger, our Director of Philanthropy. Amy Milberger has over fourteen years of professional non-profit experience. She served as the Vice President of Development at Feeding America Southwest Virginia and most recently as the Director of Development at The Jefferson Center. She has extensive experience in all aspects of non-profit philanthropy, from development to integrated marketing and strategic planning. We are thrilled to welcome Amy to the team- please be sure to say hello when you come by!
Thank You SAINT FRANCIS SERVICE DOGS WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR MONTHLY DONORS FOR THEIR FAITHFUL SUPPORT. Ms. Sandra Adkins Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cody Ms. Janet Mills Mr. and Mrs. David Nickell Mr. and Mrs. Demetrio Perez
Mr. William Corey and Ms. Kathy Umbdenstock Lee Cox Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Crist Ms. Carole Denney Ms. Carole Edwards and Ms. Jackie Werb Mr. and Mrs. David Fretwell Ms. Cathie Havrilesky Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hornick
Ms. Jane Petersen Ms. Cindy Roberts Mr. and Mrs. David Safewright Mrs. Drusilla Sexton Ms. Robin Spicer Mr. and Mrs. Barry Vann Mr. and Mrs. James Wisser
“In every service dog
beats the heart of a puppy raiser.”
A Pup's Progress It’s a Little Chili in Here…
W ell, hello! I’m new around here…like, REALLY new! My brothers and sisters and I were just born in the middle of March and WOW…this is fun! Our momma is fuzzy and warm, the blankets are soft and clean, the human folks are so very gentle, and the milk bar is always open. At first, we slept and ate and slept and ate…lately, we have added crawling and squealing and wiggling and wagging to our day. They call us the Spice Litter; my name is Chili because I am a little firecracker! Our momma’s name is Darby. She is a Saint Francis Service Dog in training, and she is very smart. We are her first babies. Momma lives in Williamsburg with VERY nice people but when it was almost time for me and the other Spices to arrive, she came to Roanoke to stay with MORE nice people. They stayed up all night to help us be born and they made sure we were healthy and they made sure we got enough to eat and they made sure we were warm and they helped Momma take care of us (because five puppies take a lot of caring!). Now that we are a little bigger, we can play outside sometimes if the weather is nice, and we have toys to squeak and balls to roll and boxes to clamber over. Like most brothers and sisters, we sometimes squabble but we are all best friends. And even though we are VERY young…we are all hoping to grow up to be service dogs like our Momma. The games we play and the toys we share and the love we get are all helping us get to that dream (at least, that’s what the nice people say!). I hope that you will join us on our journey. Now I need another nap… Editor’s Note: Saint Francis Service Dogs would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Carol Downey (Darby’s foster mom), Amy Frazier and her entire family (the Spice Litter’s whelpers and first caregivers), and Kathy Marr (SFSD Partner Program Manager and the coordinator of Darby’s motherhood experience) for all of their time, energy and love.
All We Need is LOVE!
Volunteer Puppy Raisers are needed to help our puppies become service dogs. Can you help? If so, please contact Volunteer@saintfrancisdogs.org 540) 342-3647 ext. 401 You will change lives! (
Memorials October 2018 - March 2019
Abbey Jim and Erma Miller Abby Gordon and Linda Martin Ida Mary Addison Tom and Jenny Sease Annie, Molly, and Maggie Brianna Groleau Laura Arrington, Jack, and Tess Mr. and Mrs. John Cowlbeck Margaret Kelsey Ridinger Atkinson Dave and Julie Macpherson Bailey and Summer Randall and Sandra Gross Barkley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffith Baron and Russell A. Grisso Sandra Adkins Bear Gary and Jennifer Koogler Barbara Reynolds Sassy Brock Kim Brock Beau and Jezebel Carol and Vern Danielsen Benson, Carri, and Sallie Ronnie and Janell Love Shirley Brown Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn Merritt Bruno Rita Reynolds Bubba Ann Vernon Buster Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schweizer, Jr. Charlie Stefan Welch Chloe Lucy and Tibi Chloe Shannon Shaffer
Clyde, Tom, Colonal, Dawg, Buddy, Jack, Romeo, Rita, Beck, Scarlet, Fuzzy, Jake, Tucker, Chewy, Sassy, Gabbie, and Diesel Dr. Lara Hertweck Tim Cummings Kathy Baske Young Diesel Bill Leichsenring Donald Darnell Bluewater Bay Association The Frances Family William and Judy Griggs Janice Minnix, Michelle, and Yvonne The Peeples Family Dixie Steve and Karen Mabry Donovan and Cocoa Gary and Jennifer Koogler Ekko Lynda McGarry Renay Fariss-Richardson Jeff and Annamarie Kresge W.J. Feazelle Shirley Feazelle and Johnny Guthrie Jenny Lou Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Byron Yost Jay Fluster and Frank Shipp Bill Nash and Lisa Faist Betty Fore Jan Fore Mark Franck and Snickers Warren and Denise Carey Cody Frye Juanita and Guy Ellett Gatsby Tina Hatcher Ralph L. Giles and Donald A. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Giles Jake Gish Mr. and Mrs. David Meredith Linda Perdue Jill Meredith Vincent
Elizabeth Hickham, Ragu, and Maisey Matilda and John Bradshaw Eddie Higginbotham Hollywood's Restaurant and Bakery Eloise Shelor Vinton Veterinary Hospital Susan Hill and Barkley Mark and Linda Miller Fred Hodge Mr. and Mrs. John Cowlbeck Holly and Gandhi June and Chuck Rayfield Maxine Sublett Hoover Jimmy and Francis Sublett Rick, Bruce, and Bess Hudson Pat Davidson Ike Pam and Dale Rucker Jack Jennifer and Samuel Akers Jack Linda Perdue Jake Duane and Joyce Ison Louise Kegley and Kenneth Motley J.H. Smithey Kia, Annabelle, Sally, Tom, Cocoa, Credo, Muzby, Rosco, Sassy, Ellie, Colonel, Jake, Coleman, Redford, Bolt, Mika, Ali, Mojo, Ellie, Chen, Pepe, Cash Advance, Madison, Oscar, Trooper, Buddy, Vinny,Laurel, Murph, Kira, Snickers, Beckley, Madison, Angel, Spit, Autumn, Charlie, Griffin, Karley, Marley Sue, Milo, Ollie, Oni, Paddy, Rose, Scout, Jake, Oliver, Sealey, Tarka, Sully, Blinkin, and Murphy Dr. Courtney Wiegard Lily and BoBo Sugarfoot Kennels Mackie and Sweet Pete Rebecca Perdue
Darlene Haymond Michael Michalski
Memorials October 2018 - March 2019
Maggie Kathy Morck Martha Charlotte Bennett Alan-Michael Massey Carole and Ronald Massey Zoey McCray Donna and Robert McCray Jay McMahon Helen Burch Meg Ann Hewitt Dane Austin Miller and Madison Kathy, Richard, and Drew Miller Murphy Steve and Judy Bodley Nike Dale and Pam Rucker Diana Olmstead Diana LoVecchio and Tim Gabbert Gail Olson Steve Olson Our Dogs Marfisa DiMicco Pepper and Beamer Clifford Murray David and Brenda Phelps Richard and Pamela Ruble Jimmy Pleasants Gordan and Linda Martin Rebel, Chessie, and Holly Mary Ellen Barb Joseph A. Reynolds, Jr. Matthew Moore Riley Adair McCabe Aminee Jones Roberts William Benton Bill and Leil Hackett Nathaniel Hackett Laurel Smith Otha and Hazel Robertson, Wesley and
Nannie Gordon, and Macie Jade and Tanner Kensington Wes and Sheri Gordon Debbie Rogers Marc and Kimberly Montville Joyce W. Ross David Ba u mgardner Sara B. Ruona Lloyd Ruona Sadie and Annie Bill and Judy Caudill Sadie and Ruthie Jeff and Annamarie Kresge Samantha Mark and Kathy Baske Young John M. Sexton and Sheri S. Bratton Phyllis Sexton Frank Sheddler AnR Career Solutions Nicole Laroche Carroll L. Shifflett Ronald and Linda Sorrells Snickers Victoria Luzader Sophie Amy and James Thurston Sophie Tim Shank Bill Spencer Paul and Virginia Eddy Gladys Flora Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Linda Perdue Bruce and Rebecca Tuttle Carol and Greg Waters Tyler M. Spruill Kathy and Kemp Savage Brenda Sullivan Eddie and Dawn Hearp Tam and Nikki Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Polinski
George C. Terry Jennifer Dickerson
George Terry, Homer, and Tommy Downdy Jo Ann Terry Tippy, Blackie, and Charlie Major and Mrs. Steven Owen Titus St. Barnabas Episcopal Church TJ Stephen and Patty Lemon Greg Tolzmann Charles and Carrie Souter Lynne Toth Betty and Terry Szwarc Traveler Humes and Barbara Franklin Nancy Tune Building Specialists Robert Fetzer Betty K. Turner N. Elisabeth Turner Evelyn Walke Todd and Margaret Ann Ayers Deirdre Gordon Bruce and Judy Hagadorn Kay and Chris Miller Aleene Davis and Tommy Spencer Nancy Wheeler Carol Boldman Willoughby Trinette Kirkman Louie Wisser Bev and Jim Wisser Zeb Cherry Hill Neighbors Zipper O'Conner Barry and Judith Ferrell Zippo Eileen and Artie Frank Mary Lou Temple Weagle the Beagle Rebecca Perdue Bob Wheeler
Teddy and Brandy Charlotte Bennett
honorariums October 2018 - March 2019
Daisy Gary and Gina Wilburn Cindy Danieley and Linda Frece Faye Becker
Elaine Addison Tom and Jenny Sease Ed and Becky Allen
Nancy and Jeffrey Armstrong Ed Allen and Martha Worrell Becky Allen Stephen J. Aukward Judith Conley Axl Dennis and Beth Shearer Richard M. Bagley Family Diana LoVecchio and Tim Gabbert
Lucy Davis Pam Hanks
Carol Downey Robert Foster Bill and Carol Downey Mr. and Mrs. Jason Houser Diann Drew and Kato, and Tristan Bryant and Storm Carol Waters Dr. Mark Finkler Nancy Agee
Judy Bates and Kaia Alan and Kim Turner
Faye J. Becker Cindy Danieley Ben Jan Barnett Bennett Bryan Miller
Scott and Kathy Bauman Martha Board Gregory Ashby Garst Meg and Eric Buchanan Grace Boo Evans Shinae Hale Katye and Alan Hale
The Birth of Jesus Charlotte Bennett John and Matilda Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellett Brian Britt Donna Britt Clint and Nancy Hopkins Elly May Brock Kim Brock Barry and Ginger Bryan Mary Branch
Lois Hash Betty Hall Dr. Lara Hertweck Catherine Fox and Dave Kjolhede
Nancy and John Hodges Kemp and Kathy Savag e
Diana Holman, Wendy Day, Kim Woodward, and Lynn Woodward Leslie Frusco Jasper Joe and Alicia Hoggan Charlotte and Bill Kagey Stephanie McNeill Michelle Karim Helen Carty Michael Kimball, Simon Smith, and Matthew Meyer Carol Downey William P. King, Jr., Eula F. Bohon, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Langley Sandi Adkins Scott Kitts Clifton Family Fund
Mrs. Rebecca Cheatham, Mr. and Mrs. Leard Huggins, Mr. Herman Friedman and Family, Mr. and Mrs. James Byerly, Mr. and Mrs. Todd Livingood and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ford, Sr. Margaret Beatty, Rev. and Mrs. Peter Hartmann and Family, and Case Veterinary Hospital Alice Dugger Cleo and Scarlett The Giving Foundation Jenny Cole Jane White and Whisper Mimi and Bob Copenhaver and Mrs. Nancy Sturgill Charmaine Carmack Mr. and Mrs. Larry Crabtree David and Karen Kennedy Piper Cumbo, Dave Wiseman, Sara Blaha, and the Staff of Fintel Library Patty Powell Dr. Rupert Cutler John and Matilda Bradshaw
Dorothy Clifton Suzette Turner Bates and Anne Killinger Princess Killinger Chris and Lisa Kliefoth Hugh Hagan
honorariums October 2018 - March 2019
Porter and Fedor Cleveland and Barbara Porter Linda Perdue Evelyn and Stan Byrd Ryan and Katie Read Mr. and Mrs. E. Thomas Cox Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoggan Ronald and Marlene Read Shari and Alfred Revels Carly Cook Ronald and Sarah Cook Cynthia Daniello and Terry Leaky The Singletary Family The Roberts Family Elizabeth Van Moppes Angela Wilson Saint Francis Volunteers Kris Sorensen Sarah Rubush and Cairo Marilyn Bussey Emily Keyser Barbara and Leonard Shank Tim Shank G. Leonard Shank Nancy Bowser Bill and Betsy King Mrs. Jane Smola Dr. and Mrs. Richard Sallade Meg, David, and Mary Cate Stabler Elizabeth Stabler Summer and Meadow Randall and Sandra Gross Helen Suthard Patrick, Kendall, and Jack Knight Mr. and Mrs. Al Vick Mary L. Marshall Douglas Walters Employees of Excel Prosthetics and Orthotics Susan Webb Thalia Nateras Pamala West Austin West Robert and Carol White, Rand and Jan Garrett, and Bob and Mimi James and Leigh Simpson Charlie and Linda Jordan
Werner Kurzmann Bonnie and Don Bull Bob Leary and Nancy Rutherfoord The Deckers Lilly Catherine Caddy Lincoln Linda Ives and Steve Lucado Maggie The Flowers Family Margaret, Cooper, and Reily Gene Smallwood Kathy Marr Marti and Andy Anderson Janice and Terry Martin Charles and Sarah Youell Melissa Martin, Andrew, and Lucas Charlotte DeLoach Dr. Alice Hayes Mattie Bill and Judy Caudill Max Mary Ellen Barb Shirlee Maxson Susan Lyons Doug and Mary McComsey and Harold and Marion McComsey Susan Nance Haley McCormick and Charlie Maude Coggin Stephanie McNeill Charlotte and Bill Kagey Peter and Kathleen Milward Teri Reed Molly and Madison Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Griffin Mike and Clay Morrissett Evelyn Turner My Amazing Saint Francis Service Dogs Leigh Singh
Jay O'Keeffe Mae Moore Alyssa, Elli, and William Otto Mr. and Mrs. John Legg Allen and Susan Palmer Charles and Patricia Palmer Parker William Wellborn III Piper and His People Sharon Pheil Brooks and Jackson Poff Marty and Elizabeth Poff
Copenhaver J.H. Smithey Karen and Tom Whitt Dorothy Dodson Dr. Courtney Wiegard Spencer Wiegard Marilyn Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith
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