Therapy Dogs and St Francis

Today is the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi.

Saint Francis is associated with nature and animals. Next Sunday, many churches will bless animals during Sunday service. Dogs have become increasingly important for people with epilepsy and other illnesses. I referred to dog therapy in my latest featured blog post for the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

In the blog post, I also included photos from my last visit with my wonderful neurologist.

In other epilepsy therapy news, the Epilepsy Foundation and The Epilepsy Therapy Project announced a merger today.

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5 Responses to “Therapy Dogs and St Francis”

  1. I published this yesterday on my photography blog with links to Epilepsy Foundation Blog post and merger announcement.

  2. Amanda Krzywonski says:

    I LOVE these photos! I really need some therapy dogs in my office because I get so on edge when I hear bad news that I want to strangle my doctor. I’m actually literally writing about this (not the dog part, of course) right now. When truly, he’s a good man doing his best. And I’m pretty excited to see what happens with this merger!

    • bryan farley says:

      Thanks Mandy. At some point, I want to do a feature story about my neurologist for one of the magazines. I have been very fortunate to find him. He also teaches new neurologists and I am able to watch him teach … manners? He let’s me teach the new doctors about what it is like to have epilepsy and cluster headaches. He tells the new doctors to listen. My doctor is really amazing and in the last few years he keeps improving.

      He has inspired me to know that I can continue improving, and as such, I expect that the Epilepsy Foundation will continue improving, learning and growing.

  3. Mellissa says:

    Your images are wonderful and the coverage outstanding. I wonder what the merger will bring about.

    • bryan farley says:

      Thank you Mellissa.
      What would you want to see happen with the merger? The Therapy Project focuses on Research. What else should the Epilepsy Foundation do?

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