HELPING HANDS : Who we are:
We are a non-profit organization that helps adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments live more independently. We do this by providing them, free of charge, with a unique service; an animal; a highly trained capuchin monkey to help with their daily tasks. The only organization of our kind, we raise and train these special service animals, carefully match them with appropriate recipients across the nation, and provide active support and care for the duration of each placement.
Since 1979, Helping Hands and our monkey helpers have given recipients the priceless gifts of greater independence, companionship, and hope.’
When our youngest daughter was in her last year of high school, she had to do a project. From the time she started it, she spent very little time at home and our queries as to where she was spending so much time led to her reply; ‘with the monkeys.’ My husband and I did not understand the importance of what she was doing until we saw the clip she’d made, which was amazing as it showed something similar to what you will see on the Helping Hands clip below. I only wish that she had kept it as I would have preferred to use hers due to the great amount of detail put into it. Her grade was way above average and the school staff were amazed at the content as they had never seen anything like it before. Our daughter had found and spent time with the trainers. Now what could be better than that?
Follow this link to see the clip: