Honours for Kim & Keira Rose

Kim & Keira Rose at St. John Award Ceremony

Keira Rose and I had the honour of going to Fredericton for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem Priory of Canada St. John Council for New Brunswick Annual Awards Ceremony. The chair’s commendation is presented to individuals who have performed an exemplary deed or activity in the pursuit of the objectives of St. John and it was awarded to us for outstanding commitment to the growth and sustainability of the Therapy Dog Program in New Brunswick. It came as a complete surprise!


The Therapy Dog Program has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Keira Rose and I are looking forward to a lot more years to come.

Kim & Keira Rose

 

Keira Rose & Kim – Therapy Dog Volunteers

Therapy Dogs bring so much joy and love to people who are no longer able to have pets in their lives. This is why I love what we do so much. It means the world to the patients and their families. We share stories about us and they have stories to share about them.

Keira Rose has the perfect personality/disposition for Therapy Dog work. She seems to just go in, assess the situation and do what needs to be done for each patient. She cuddles on beds with some, on couches with some, and sits with some. It is remarkable to watch the transformation of people when they get a visit from her; very rewarding for all involved.

Kim