Image via CBC News
It has been five months since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy, and many of the 16 survivors are still learning how to readjust to normal, everyday life.
For one of the survivors, this means finding a new teammate to take on the world with. Graysen Cameron recently met his new companion Chase, a Labrador Retriever who will serve as his service dog.
Video via CBC News
“It'll be amazing to have someone around all the time,” Cameron explains to CBC News. “If I'm going through hard times or anything like that, he'll be right by my side.”
Cameron is not the only one excited about this new friend. His mother, Pam Cameron, tells CBC News, “As a mother, I know he's going to be 100 percent taken care of, and he's never alone. That's a key for me.”
The idea to seek out a service dog for her son came to Pam after watching him and two other survivors interact with therapy dogs visiting them while they were in the hospital. She then reached out to MSAR Elite Service Dogs in Manitoba, Canada to see if they could help.
MSAR Elite Service Dogs not only offered to help but ended up donating three service dogs—one for Cameron and two more for the other two survivors that he shared a room with.
Chase still has to go through some more training before he is fully certified and able to live with Cameron permanently. But as the video shows, it truly looks like the perfect match.
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