Did you know that assistance dogs are so much more than a pet? They can play many crucial roles: a glycemic indicator for diabetics; a paramedic for a person with epilepsy; a reassuring presence for someone who has a mental illness or post-traumatic stress disorder; they can detect an undiagnosed cancer; a faithful guardian for an autistic child; the eyes of a blind person; the ears of a deaf person; the legs of someone with reduced mobility. For the first time, a book presents testimonials of children, adults and seniors who relate how their assistance dog has greatly improved the quality of their life. For the first time, a book describes the extraordinary capabilities of assistance dogs for persons with a health condition. Some of these special dogs can even detect a cancer in its early stages, before it's too late to treat. Depending on what these persons are suffering from - diabetes, epilepsy, cancer, a mental illness, autism, blindness, deafness, a physical handicap - the stories they have to tell vary considerably. However, they all have one thing in common: the joy of living rediscovered thanks in large part to the constant support and presence of a marvellous four-legged guardian angel. Book format: 6" x 9"