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Canine Companions helps celebrate ADA Awareness Day

Posted at 7:29 AM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 09:58:36-04

ZEELAND, Mich. — Opening a door, picking up something or simply turning on and off lights are everyday tasks we take for granted, but for 13-year-old Erika Hunderman these everyday tasks can be a challenge.

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act Erika is protected and able to gain enhanced independence with the help of her service dog Risa.

Thirty-one years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act became a law prohibiting any discrimination against those with disabilities. This law grants access and equality for people with disabilities and legally protects access for service dogs.

Not only for ADA Awareness Day but everyday many including the Hunderman family want Erika to have the best life with the access and opportunity to succeed. If you would like to help others across the country get the help they need from a service dog you can log on to Canine Companions website to donate.