Mordecai’s Moment with Paws to Heal

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Our Paws to Heal program allows us to touch the lives of people in Indy healthcare facilities every week. The wife of a patient from Ascension St. Vincent recently shared a story about their visit with a Paws & Think therapy team after her husband’s surgery.

“My husband was in the hospital here in Terre Haute for two weeks before we were transferred to St. Vincent’s for Open Heart surgery. We have two dogs of our own at home that neither of us had seen in weeks. When I saw Mordecai walk by across the hallway I skidded through the nurse’s station like a little kid just to see him. His handlers said they would stop at our room if they could after their scheduled visits. The look on my husband’s face when that beautiful fluffy little guy came in was indescribable! It was one of few bright spots in a very long hospital stay. After his surgery, they even tracked us down after he came back out of ICU and visited again. I’m sure you hear this all the time, but those two visits meant the world to us.”

Thank you to Mordecai and Donna for being a part of this special moment. To support Paws & Think and help us continue to comfort people through our Paws to Heal and other pet therapy programs, please consider donating to our upcoming #WalkingforPaws fundraiser walk at