Laura and Faith

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Laura says Faith is a gift from God and living with her special needs has helped the entire Stringfellow family become more compassionate. Training the pup was an intense process that required around the clock care. Everyone pitched in, taking two-hour shifts throughout the night.

"We had to take care of her," Laura says, "[and] make sure she's okay. That's what made us less selfish."

Faith spreads the love she's received from the Stringfellows. As a therapy dog, she interacts with students learning English as a Second Language (ESL) by providing companionship and emotional support to kids trying to improve their reading.

"Isn't this a miracle dog?" Oprah says. "If this dog can do this, it makes you think, 'What can I do?'"
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