Daisy the Therapy Dog Greets and Cheers Students

Brenna Smith and Daisy

Brenna Smith, Reporter

Daisy cheered up students on Oct. 5 in Banks for Wellness Week. A therapy dog, Daisy was originally a part of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, but now visits autistic children at The Graham Academy in Kingston. Her handler says it is “important to see the smile she brings out of people.” Daisy will be 9 years old this month, marking her years of experience making people smile. Four dogs, including Daisy, will be at Misericordia Dec. 12 to help students de-stress before final exams. Therapy dogs are meant to improve the lives of others, including their mental and physical health. That is exactly what Daisy did for Misericordia students during Wellness Week.