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Growing up, Travis Amick was a very active kid and daredevil, joining the Navy right out of High School. After being discharged, everything changed for Travis in a split-second when he severely injured his spine falling off a building. From his hospital bed during recovery, he discovered Helping Hands Monkey Helpers and thought, “No matter what, I’m going to make this happen!”
Great Beginnings tells the story of Travis’ adaptation to a new life with Siggy, a capuchin service monkey.
Judy met George while on a sailing trip in the Caribbean. They fell in love, married, and began an active life in Vermont. From the moment Judy discovered she had progressive multiple sclerosis, life for the couple began to change in ways they could have never predicted. By the summer of 2011, Judy had long lost her ability to walk and most of the motion in her upper body. This is the story of how Sophie, a highly-trained service monkey, affected the lives of Judy and George.