A new chapter

His despairing chapter however turned a page when David joined one of Valcare’s member organisations, the Amado Animal Assisted Therapy Programme, three years ago. Initially he was frightened, introverted and extremely shy. Because of his low muscle tone he couldn’t play with other kids, clamber over poles or jump on the obstacle course. When the facilitators engaged with him he downheartedly answered: “I guess that’s how things have to be…”.