When he was just 6-years-old, Caleb Howard suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a car accident. For all intents and purposes, little Caleb was unable to respond to anything, appearing lifeless to his parents.
One day, it was recommended that a dog named Colonel step in and act as Caleb’s therapy animal. Caleb’s parents were desperate for a solution, hoping for a miracle, so they said yes.
In the video, you will see Caleb and Colonel’s journey together. You’ll notice an immediate boost in Caleb’s awareness, and how this relationship marked a dramatic turning point for Caleb’s family and their personal belief that their son could indeed recover.
Caleb soon learned to regain control over his hands by playing fetch with and petting Colonel. He gained mobility by taking the dog for short walks.
And these two, Caleb and Colonel, proved once and for all the power of therapy animals and that miracles do happen.