When Larry of Lincoln retired his goal was to get a dog. Last January that goal became a reality when Mac, a golden retriever, moved in with Larry.
It wasn’t long before Larry realized the growing puppy needed more walking than Larry’s health could manage. Diabetes affects his feet and limits the amount of walking he can do on a daily basis. Larry and Mac's goal is to walk two to five miles a day.
Larry knew a scooter would be beneficial and expensive. He contacted his insurance and it was an item that was not covered.
A call to ATP solved the problem. Within a couple weeks Larry was matched with a scooter that had been donated.
Larry says, "The scooter makes it possible for me to walk Mac everyday and do errands—and I am keeping my feet healthy. When I drop my hat, gloves or mask because my hands are stiff due to gout and diabetes, Mac picks them up."
Larry has attached bells to Mac's harness to help him know where he is located. People tell him it sounds like Santa coming down the street and during the summer an ice cream truck!
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