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Helping Hands: Monkeys as Caregivers

By Kristine Dwyer, Staff Writer

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The world will continue to marvel at the innate abilities of Capuchin monkeys to sense and assist the needs of people whose lives have been compromised by injury or illness. In addition, the therapeutic and supportive bond that develops between these animals and humans is nothing short of miraculous. The monkeys’ devotion, energy and caregiving assistance can offer life-enhancing opportunities and restore the possibility of greater freedom and independence to those they serve. Helping Hands monkeys will continue to empower lives in the future and spark countless stories of inspiration and hope as they complement the care needs of individuals with disabilities.

To learn more about this program and to support their efforts, log onto www.monkeyhelpers.org

 

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