There’s something magical in Disneyland that makes people forget whatever problems they are facing at the moment. This is why Jessica Paulsen, a Nashville resident, always has her 2-year-old service dog, Henry. The pair have been there six times, mostly to practice Henry’s service dog training.
They decided to have a little extra fun on their latest visit and brighten everyone’s day. They had an epic photoshoot. They hung out with Up’s stars, Kevin and Dug and posed with one of the beautiful floating lights from the film “Tangled” in front of Cinderella’s castle. Henry even wore a pair of Dumbo ears for an adorable snapshot.
While the duo enjoys everything Disney World has to give, they also like to use their visits as a time to teach various guests that share the theme park with them.
Paulsen said that while she doesn’t want to hinder Henry’s work by taking him to Disney, but she would also like to remove the bad rep surrounding service dogs. In her case, she may not look “sick,” but Henry is still critical to her well-being.
Paulsen is suffering from postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, also known as POTS. It is a condition in which even the slightest movements can trigger an increased heart rate, fainting, and dizziness.
When Paulsen has an episode of fainting, Henry immediately calls the attention of her husband. He also utilizes his body weight to increase her blood pressure to shorten the duration of her nausea. The pooch also helps around the family home by picking up things. During trips, he can even help pull Paulsen forward, so she doesn’t have to exert as much energy.
The pair’s favorite thing to do at the end of the long Disney day, like any other visitor, is to watch the fireworks display. As Paulsen watches the show, it always reminds her how fortunate she is to have Henry, and what an enormous effect he has had on her life.
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