HUBER HEIGHTS — Natalie Hall and her service dog Bayle have completed training at 4 Paws and are doing well according to her grandmother.
Hall was a student at Rushmore Elementary two years ago when fundraising efforts began to pay for the dog and training. The Huber Heights Courier first wrote about Hall in September, 2015.
Natalie is the daughter of Jeanne Grubb Hall and Del Hall, both Wayne graduates. According to her grandmother, Diane Brogan-Adams, Natalie was born 17 weeks early and has cerebral palsy, which causes her to not be able to walk without a walker or some assistance from others. She also has severe speech apraxia and her understandable words are three words total.
“Natalie and her dog, Bayle, just completed training at 4 Paws on June 30, 2017, and are working together as a fabulous team,” said Brogan-Adams. “We wanted to thank the Courier for their assistance in informing their readers about our fund-raising and being a part of making it possible for Natalie to have a ‘forever friend.’”
It is hoped that a service dog will empower Natalie with more independence and improve her quality of life.
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