In a press conference, the school said:
“The two have pursued 100% together a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy attending all the same classes, lectures, faculty appointments, group study sessions, social activities, research projects, and clinical experiences, fully making GRIFFIN an equal member of the Clarkson Golden Knights family.”
Hawley got her service dog after a diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome at the age of 16. The syndrome causes her muscles to contract uncontrollably and causes affected body parts to twist involuntarily. She is often in a lot of pain and her legs are affected.
She was approved for a service dog by paws4peolple on the exact same day she earned an interview at Clarkson. GRIFFIN and she were meant to be!
“We moved to New York together, we started school together and we finished together,” Hawley told CBS News.
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