“I just want to write you and let you know how this beautiful dog Hero changed my son’s life. My son Carlos before Hero was a very isolated soul, didn’t want to go out and talk to anyone. He was always depressed and sad. When we applied to this program and he was approved and got Hero, his life turned for the good, this wonderful dog got smiles from my son and he [Carlos] tells him [Hero] he loves him very much . . . When I look at my son’s eyes I’m starting to see a sparkle of life again. Carlos and Hero are buddies. There [are] no words to [describe] the happiness in my life to see that my son is coming around again and just because of this wonderful dog named Hero.” ~Mother of Carlos