Success Stories

Lexi and Colleen

November 28, 2023

I am so thankful to the Lord for leading me to Genesis Assistance Dogs, who has provided beautiful Lexi and all the support I could possibly need for us to become successful partners. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, with the primary progressive form that led to a gradual decline in my physical […]

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Cindy and Remi

October 16, 2022

I am so thankful to Genesis Assistance Dogs Inc. for giving me the opportunity to partner with Remi as my mobility service dog. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis when I was 10 years old. I have had mobility issues most of my life. When I was young, I would always try to find ways […]

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Steve and Ryder

June 15, 2022

Steve has battled many health challenges over the last 17 years, a spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia and many in-between disabling A hard working master plumber, married 29 years, father of four daughters, navigating a downward spiral into paralysis and the fight to regain movement is the hardest battle of his life. This type […]

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Michael and Grigsby

April 8, 2022

After 30 years in law enforcement sadly Mike was diagnosed with Hereditary Spastic Parapalegia (which is an inherited Neurological Disorder). Since then it has become increasingly difficult to walk and loss of balance which causes many falls. Enter Grigsby! When Mike and his wife Jenny came to West Palm Beach for their Genesis Interview we […]

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Jeff and Finn

July 14, 2021

I’d like to start out by saying that I’m very appreciative of Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc.  pairing me with Finn. Finn is my first trained service dog. At one time I had a chocolate lab (for 14 years) whom I tried to train as a service dog myself. I don’t recommend that. Although a great […]

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George & Eagle

March 20, 2021

George was in his second year at Lake County College in Illinois when getting a ride home from his girlfriend’s house.  That ride home ended in a bad accident, leaving George paralyzed from the chest down.  In 2012 George moved to Florida with his elderly family dog; a Golden Retriever named Marley. Shortly after relocating, […]

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Chase and Lake

January 14, 2020

Chase graduated from Martin County High School in Stuart in 2012 and went on to receive a degree in International Affairs from Florida State in 2015. He moved to Orlando to attend graduate school full time at UCF and he also worked full time. He was living a typical busy, young person’s life complete with […]

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Don and Iggy

March 20, 2018

Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. is so very pleased with the match made between Don Chester and Iggy! Don, whose name and face is known to many in the West Palm Beach area, is the Assistant Hospital Administrator at St. Mary’s Medical Center.  Don is a friendly, knowledgeable and interesting individual who has never met a […]

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Andrew and Motive

March 19, 2015

With my very first steps my parents observed that I walked on my toes. A plethora of orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists and any other kind of “ists” you might think of and I still have a severely altered gait. I’ve had 6 corrective surgical procedures; my leg muscles remain atrophied, my calf muscles […]

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Maryanne and Jac training by fountain 2

Maryanne and Jac

August 22, 2014

My decision to pursue the avenues of acquiring a service dog agency came after a year of poor health issues. I fell during a routine transfer and fractured my femur. During that fall my wheelchair, with my telephone in the front pocket, rolled away from me. I was home alone; therefore, I needed to crawl […]

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