I served a little over 13 years between the guard and the army and medically retired as an E6 Staff Sergeant. I was deployed for 12 months to Afghanistan in many different parts of the country but most of my time was spent around the Pakistan Boarder, Bagram Air Base and in
I first heard about ICAN and diabetes alert dogs when I was in middle school. A girl with Type 1 Diabetes had recently gotten a dog. Neither my mom nor I realized a dog could be trained to alert its owner of low blood sugar. At the time
I am very excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Jessie in our clinic. Our clinic has had the awesome opportunity to have a former ICAN graduate, Lex, as our facility dog for the past 10 years, but as he reaches his 13th birthday we feel he
When Caleb was just 8 years old, we found out about ICAN from my sister, who is a pediatric occupational therapist. Caleb to this day is still undiagnosed, but struggles with his balance, coordination, and has a
John spent six years in the Marine Corps as a combat engineer and a martial arts instructor. He did two tours to Iraq, once in 2003 then again in 2006 and was responsible for conducting
Prior to being adopted into our family, our son Nicholas lived in a Russian orphanage where he experienced under-stimulated, neglectful, institutional care. When he came home at 18 months,
An Old Friend I've Just Met: Senator
by Mary Lofton
(Mary received Senator as an In-Home Skilled Companion at the 2017 ICAN Summer Graduation. Her husband, WTHR Meteorologist, Chuck Lofton, along with Nicole Misencik, will be co-hosting ICAN's 15th Celebration on November 17th).
Senator & Mary
I wish you could meet my old...
It's not too often that you find a four-legged friend that's won an election. However, it's happened at ICAN, and Truman came out as the "Top Dog." In his new role, as a facility assistance dog, he'll be using his people
ICAN, I CAN, I can. We get used to saying it, but when you say, "I can," it brings an entirely new perspective to what ICAN does. Those two small words mean something big to Jeff, who is paired with Cojack a yellow Golden Lab.
Sometimes you need a faithful friend by your side to guide you through life. That's what Senator, a Golden-Lab will do for Mary. His deep brown eyes constantly watch Mary, to anticipate how he can