Recipients & Dogs
Bryson and Wagner: Love at First Sight
Bryson and his canine assistant Wagner became fast friends. Thirty-year old Bryson served in Iraq as a National Guard captain. After returning safely home to Kansas City Missouri, a car accident left him paralyzed.
Today Bryson and his "little buddy" Wagner, a big brawny golden retriever/lab mix, are constant companions. Wagner enthusiastically helps Bryson with everyday tasks like dressing, picking up the remote control, and exercising. But it's not all work and no play. Bryson and Wagner also enjoy playing a rousing version of fetch they have dubbed "The Kong," to the delight of Bryson's live-in fiancé Rachel.