Recipient Haylee was in the 1200 building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 when a gunman opened fire, killing 17 of her fellow classmates and teachers. Since that time she has had panic attacks, terrifying nightmares and the continuous fear of being alone.
On June 30, 2018, we paired her with Service Dog, Spree.
Yesterday, on August 15, 2018 surrounded by fellow Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog recipients, and one of our service dog trainers; she returned to MSD High School for the first time since the shooting, and was mentioned in the following story, aired by NBC News.
Below: Photo of Haylee & Service Dog, Spree, Guardian Angels trainer, Kelly, fellow recipient Rudy & Service Dog, Rocket, fellow recipient Jim & Service Dog, Nina (along with his Mom), and fellow recipient Kelsey with Service Dog, Flag. Haylee’s fellow recipients traveled to Parkland to show support for Haylee, and trainer Kelly joined to give Haylee a boost of confidence on her first day.
A short video of Haylee walking to class with Service Dog, Spree, our trainer Kelly and followed by fellow GAMSD recipient, Kelsey and her Service Dog, Flag.