03/21/2012 11:51 am ET Updated May 21, 2012

The Power Of Pets: Girl's Best Friend Is Dog Who Carries Her Oxygen

When Aaron saw a TV program about service dogs, he knew he had the answer: with a dog carrying her oxygen tank, little Alida would be free to roam and play with other kids. Enter Mr. Gibbs, a golden doodle trained to be Alida's constant companion, ever at her side whether it's scampering down the slide at the playground or trotting alongside as she rides her bike.

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