Darrel is a rescue dog, and he has learned how to skateboard. He is also using that skill to help get funds to be used for Alzheimer’s research.
Darrel is owned by a family, and they live around an hour’s drive from Seattle, Washington. Hailey Adair is one of his owners, and she works for the Alzheimer’s Association. She always takes Darrel with her when she goes to work. He loves going there and becomes friends with people who are suffering from the disease.
Hailey realized that Darrel is an important part of their organization. The office staff already treat him as one of their colleagues. Darrel also joins the Alzheimer’s Walk done yearly, and he has also become the leader of that event. Darrel has also been helping cheer up the office, and he loves to welcome visitors.
Darrel has also been working with families who are trying to manage Alzheimer’s, and Hailey observed that the families are lonely. Darrel’s presence helps brighten up these families’ day. He is really smart and very friendly.
The pandemic brought people to stay inside their homes, so Darrel does not enjoy his walks anymore, nor does he go to the office as well because Hailey works from home. He is definitely not happy being in quarantine.
Hailey decided to help make Darrel’s day become better, so she, with Nick, a workmate, taught Darrel a new skill – skateboarding! During their lessons, they saw that Darrel is quite talented and learned the sport quickly.
A lot of people have a hard time skateboarding, and Darrel puts all of them to shame. He now has developed new skateboarding skills, and they are quite impressive. He is also using his talent to help raise money to help with research for Alzheimer’s. Way to go, Darrel!
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