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January 4, 2019

In 2002, when I was 19 years old, I was incarcerated for a very lengthy prison sentence. I began doing everything I could to be seen as a model inmate, carrying with me an imagined observer that would realize there'd been a mistake and somehow my sentence...

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January 3, 2019

My name is Frank and I am currently at Correctional Industrial Facility and I've had the privilege of being involved with ICAN a little over...


June 5, 2018

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


June 1, 2018

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


May 30, 2018

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