When On With Life’s four-legged employee, Lolo, walks into a room, she instantly lights the place up. Her energetic and curious personality puts smiles on the faces of persons served, families and staff.
“You can’t help but lighten up when you see Lolo,” says Jillian Jones, physical therapist and one of Lolo’s handlers. “She brings happiness to the people she meets.”
Lolo came to On With Life in 2014 with the help of the Iowa Association for Justice. She works with persons served in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, making therapy functional for each individual – a major goal for the therapists at On With Life.
“If someone has sustained a brain injury, it can be hard for them to understand how a simple and repetitive therapy task is helpful, so using Lolo makes more sense,” says Jones. “When working with her, there’s a purpose to what you are doing, because taking care of our dog is something that needs to get done.”
In honor of Lolo's fifth birthday, we're sharing five ways Lolo makes a difference at On With Life!
Happy birthday, Lolo!