Hero Dog Awards - Denali


Washington court house, Ohio

Denali is a medical alert and mobility dog for multiple disabilities. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, Stroke like migraine with aura as well as recently developed pinching on the spine T8 through T10 with disc degeneration further effecting my ability to walk and feel. Denali pulls my wheelchair, picks up items, pushes handicap buttons, helps me take off socks and shoes as well as getting help in the event of a fall. Denali’s medical alert tasks include alerting to high heart rate before sycope, adrenal episodes and on coming black out or stroke like migraines. He has saved my life many times including keeping a level head and alerting to an adrenaline episode during a shooting while we hid behind a dumpster. I trust him with my life and he trusts me with his. His my best friend and my partner to the end and I think he deserves the world to know he’s such a good boy.