Two in-residence service dogs were granted to Charleston's MUSC during the "Day of Joy" celebration on August 21st.
"Day of Joy" is a part of the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation's program "Dogs for Joy", which places full-time service dogs in children's hospitals across the country. The service dogs are trained to provide comfort and bring joy to patients, and even family members, during their hospital stay. They also assist with medical tasks and aid in teaching the kids how to perform various functions, such as putting on a hospital gown or swallowing a pill.
MUSC patients, staff, and families celebrated "Day of Joy" by welcoming their two new service dogs at the hospital with crafts, food, activities, and more.
Beginning this Fall, nine children's hospitals across the country will be granted 11 in-residence service dogs through the "Dogs for Joy" program. MUSC in Charleston will be one of these children's hospitals!
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