My friend Lena

by Teresa H.
My name is Teresa and I am mentally challenged and a ton of health issues. My care team has tried so hard to get me a service dog but I can't afford one. I am unable to speak, because I've had a stroke and everybody that works with me wanted me to have a companion to keep me company. So they decided to rescue me a shelter pet and it was easy for me to speak her name "Lena". She stays by my side day and night, full of so many kisses and so much love. She has taught me that love is still in my reach and without her I'd be so lost. I now know that love is with me all the time!
Struthers, OH