My name is Allison Goodhart and I am 10 years old. I am in 5th grade and live in Carlisle. When I was 18 months old I
was hit by a car in the driveway. My mother didn't see me. I was in Hershey Medical Center for 8 weeks. I am now in a wheel
chair and paralyzed from the waist down (T-10). I can do all the things kids my age do. I just adapt them my way. People are
amazed at what I can do. I have a Service dog (John) he is really cool.
I like to swim.
I like to read and play on my computer.
When I found
out I was approved to receive a Service dog, I could hardly wait. John and I trained in June and now we are a certified
team. John helps pull me in my wheelchair when my arms get tired. He picks up things I drop on the
floor. He can open heavy doors for me. I got John from Susquehanna Service Dogs
swim without a tube. When we have swimming at school. I can flip off the diving board in the deep end if
someone helps me out to the edge. I went sking lastmonth and am going again. I ended up on the adult beginner
told my parents that my injuries were life changing but not life threatening. That is how I live my life. You
can do anthing anybody else can do. It might take a little longer but with a few adjustments you can do