74-year-old Philip McKenzie owes his life to his service dog. The elderly man shared his home with the little labrador for the last three years after a bad fall prompted him adopt her. It is incredible how much a service dog can change your life and it turned out to be the best decision he could have made.
McKenzie was watching TV in his living room recently when he started feeling shortness of breath and a shooting pain in his chest. “I knew right away it wasn’t good. I started to get up from the couch to go to the phone but halfway there I collapsed onto the floor and couldn’t get up. I couldn’t even open my mouth to call for help, the pain was so bad.”
In all likelihood, if McKenzie had lived alone he would have died that day, but thankfully his faithful pup Jessie was there to save the day.