Living in Batavia, Illinois, Dan and Sue Wasilas have two beautiful daughters, two loveable Labs, and a fiery little Yorkie (not to mention a rabbit, dozens of fish, and even a pony). Dan is a successful businessman running a busy insurance brokerage in Glen Ellyn. As for Sue, she is very fortunate to be able to work from home while taking care of her daughters, her pets and even her husband.
Dr. Kimbrough Clarke has been a chiropractor for the past twenty years working to improve the quality of his patient's lives. Dogs for disabilities presents an opportunity to accomplish this goal in a different form, with equal significance in terms of providing meaningful opportunities to create a positive change in people's lives replacing disability with ability. He lives in Northern IL with his wife, Marge, and son who is attending his first year of college. He and Marge have been dog lovers for many years and are grateful to Sue and Dan for allowing the opportunity of this philanthropic venture.
The Wasilas's along with Kimbrough Clarke started Dogs for Disabilities, inc. because of a tremendous love for animals and a great desire to help people.
After researching many avenues of canine care and helping people, Dan and Sue found a need for service dogs amongst the disabled population. Wanting to learn more they tackled the internet, made many phone calls, and talked to numerous people involved with service dogs and people with disabilities. They found the biggest problems in acquiring a service dog is cost and time. Each dog roughly is valued at 15,000-20,000 dollars and can take an extensive amount of time to train.
It is now their goal to provide highly trained service dogs to the physically disabled enabling them to lead a more functional and independent life at no cost.
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