A Service Dog Inspires an Artist To Paint with Wheelchair

We’ve been talking about service dogs a little bit more lately and we think it’s only going to increase. Not only are we finding more capabilities of such dogs on a daily basis but these dogs truly inspire us to do more in our lives. Dogs are helping is areas such as health (dogs are learning to detect some cancers by way of smell), mobility (helping us get around), and even personal well being (trauma dogs).

And now we have this amazing story. A mountain bike accident left Tommy Hollenstein with a broken neck and a life relegated to a wheelchair. His childhood dream of being an artist seemed crushed, until he was inspired by his service dog to take on a unique method of painting.

Without his service dog we don’t know where Tommy would be today but we can only be thankful that his dog exists and provided so much inspiration. And by the way, Tommy’s art had been sold to celebrities including Slash from Guns N’ Roses!

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