This family found hope where you least expect it. A family with an autistic son – so desperate to help their son – would try anything. So they turned to a prisoner.
This prisoner is trying to make the most of his life – a second chance of sorts – by helping others. But first – the backstory.
The prisoner, named Chris, was sentenced to 48 years in prison back in 1998. The charge was for helping murder a man.
He knows he is guilty – and wants to make a change in life. So he decided he needed to help people.
For years – a prison program has allowed prisoners to train service dogs. It helps the dogs become service dogs – and the prisoners learn compassion, dedication and discipline.
You have to see how Chris changed a little boy’s life for the better. It’s truly a beautiful story of not judging books by their cover.
Read On to see this meetup. Wow.
Chris took it upon himself to research and learn how to train his service dog specifically for autism. The dogs come from local shelters in Colorado. This little boy needed help.
The little boy suffered from autism and would refuse to be touched – interfering with his daily life. I love how this man and this dog helped him cope with his disability. What an amazing story!