Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Denise Pederson, diagnosed with MS, gets a hug from her helper dog, Mac. The golden retriever helps Denise around the house. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Golden retriever helps Park Rapids woman diagnosed with MS

Email News Alerts

Denise Pederson has a new best friend in Mac, her helper dog.

Denise, who has Multiple Sclerosis, was paired with Mac in October 2008 through Helping Paws, based out of Hopkins.

Advertisement

"He's just a joy. He's a good companion and able to help me out in so many ways," she said.

MS affects the central nervous system and interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body, often impeding people from moving.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness