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An Aide for the Disabled, a Companion, and Nice and Furry

By Walecia Konrad © The New York Times — Because she suffers from a rare genetic disorder, 17-year-old Siobhan O’Connor walks with braces and cannot speak. Her assistance dog, Gaynor, helps Siobhan keep her balance and navigate crowds when she leaves her Santa Monica, Calif., home. The dog can also pick up dropped items or open and close doors…. READ STORY