Dog is the Living Legacy of Girl


dogDaisy is the living legacy of Dana Esposito who died four years ago. The brawny red golden retriever now walks the halls of Holy Redeemer Hospital each Monday with her owner and mother of Daisy, Dolores.

The dog’s job is to bring comfort and relief to patients at the hospice. The 85-pound dog, which is decked out in a pink collar and clip-on bows, allows a patient to accept a lick, stroke her fur, or simply look into her calming eyes.

It was a tough battle that was fought for Daisy to roam the halls of hospices as it was very difficult to bring in a dog inside a hospital. That battle was won and was greatly appreciated by a lot of people.

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