Kay Lysne and Daisy were making their first visit to the UW’s Carbone Cancer Center a few weeks ago. As they entered the hospital, a young woman sitting in the lobby broke out into a big smile; Kay could tell she would like to say hello to Daisy. They visited and the young woman spent a good amount of time quietly petting Daisy.
Two days later, the young woman’s mother happened to meet another Pet Partners team in the hall at the hospital. The mom related that petting Daisy helped so much to relax her daughter who was quite nervous about having what would be her fourth surgery.
You never know who you will meet when on a visit and you may never know what a positive affect visiting with your Pet Partner will have. We were fortunate to hear how that simple, short visit made such a difference in that young woman’s life that day. This is why we do this!