Recently Jason’s Connection’s founder, Jason Harris, Founder of Jason’s Connection, talked with Megan Talbert, Executive Director, of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled. Since 1979, Helping Hands has been helping adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments throughout the United States live more independent and engaged lives. They do this by providing them, free of charge, with a unique service animal: a highly trained service monkey to help with their daily tasks.
In this fascinating interview, Ms. Talbert explains how having a service monkey can be life-changing for people with mobility challenges, and the process of training and placing the monkeys.
HELPING HANDS: MONKEY HELPERS FOR THE DISABLED’S mission is to improve the lives of those with spinal cord injuries and mobility impairments. The service animals they provide bring more than just a willing set of nimble hands to their recipients. They also bring companionship, joy, and the renewed sense of purpose that comes from taking responsibility for the health and well-being of another creature. Their work encompasses all aspects of this service:
For more information on Monkey Helpers, please visit: http://www.monkeyhelpers.org/
For a downloadable podcast of this interview, please visit: http://jasonsconnection.podbean.com/e/monkey-helpers/?token=8a0b4be97ef43eec698cb1b29683c4d3