March 15, 2012

Canine Visits a Force for Healing at Area Hospitals


Rose Deede got a distraction Tuesday from the chemotherapy she is undergoing at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire in her battle against lung cancer. Mocha Joe, a golden retriever, sat down beside her, and Deede leaned over to pet the gentle dog as his owners, Jim Urness and Dorothy Sorlie, stood by…"It's a little bit of a surprise to see a dog here, and almost immediately you see people relax — they're smiling, walking up to the dog, wanting to pet the dog," said Lynn Frank, chief nursing officer at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. "It's been very gratifying."


Eau Claire Leader-Telegram by Christena O’Brien   3/15/12

Tags: Cancer, canine visit, Mayo Clinic Health System

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