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Ever wonder what life is like with a service monkey? Now is your opportunity to have a first glimpse! Pull up a chair and join recipient Kent and his wife Nancy in their home to hear them discuss how their lives have evolved since a little Capuchin monkey—Farah—entered their lives.

We are excited to announce that author, Katharine Weber, has released a new novel. While the novel is fictional, her work was inspired by Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers

While we’re tracking the breakthroughs and discoveries that move us closer to solving the riddle of multiple sclerosis, it’s also important to remember that people living with MS need help today. My guests on the podcast are Angela Lett and Alison Payne from Helping Hands, a non-profit organization...

Though dogs might be the best-known service animal, the Boston-based nonprofit Helping Hands has been providing trained capuchin monkeys to assist people with spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments since 1979.

Monkey Business: Need help with daily living? A trained capuchin monkey might be the solution. Corrine Peters was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1986. Two years later, she was using a scooter. Twenty years later, she had trouble standing on her own and completing routine tasks such as moving laundry from the washer to the dryer. Living independently was becoming increasingly difficult.