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Joys and Challenges of a Service Dog Partnership – Latest Issue of The Motivator Now Available from MSAA

MSAA’s award-winning magazine, The Motivator

The latest issue of MSAA’s award-winning magazine, The Motivator, is now available to order, download, or read the DIGITAL EDITION right on your desktop, tablet, or phone!

Included in the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of The Motivator:

Cover Story:

The Joys and Challenges of a Service Dog Partnership

Dr. Darbi Haynes-Lawrence takes readers along her eventful journey to partner with a service dog, encountering many benefits and hurdles along the way.
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The Joys and Challenges of a Service Dog Partnership

Up Front:

MSAA’s President and CEO Gina Ross Murdoch talks about record-breaking outreach, a new online community, and upcoming events to support MSAA’s vital programs and services.
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Research News:

Information is given on newly approved Zinbryta™ (daclizumab) and two investigational medications, Ocrevus™ (ocrelizumab) and siponimod.
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  • Thomas Bellas
    3 years ago

    “I learned that some of the organizations charged anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 per service dog”

    Holy cow! I never knew they cost that much.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi ThomasBellas! The training process is very costly ,but there are some organizations that raise funds and gift dogs to the recipient. Another point to consider, the cost is something that may be eligible under NMMS’s Financial Assistance Program.

    Thanks for being part of the community! – All Best, Donna ( team)

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