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Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2010: Actively Achieving

Canine Companions for Independence Northeast Region
Medford, NY

This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite two pieces of specialized equipment that will be used by clients during their two-week Team Training on-site training sessions at the Northeast Campus, which offers on-site living accommodations for students. During Team Training, clients learn how to effectively interact and work with their canine companion. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of one Hoyer Lift, which helps individuals with paralysis get in and out of bed easier, with less pressure on body and muscles; and one Stand Easy, which provides individuals who use wheelchairs for long periods of time the opportunity to stretch their legs and allow blood to flow to the lower extremities, thus helping to prevent pressure sores and blood clots. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award # 1U59DD000338).

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