a black and white photograph of Lieutenant Mitchell Porche, Jr., a Caucasian male, in his navy uniform.  Photo Credit Unknown.

a black and white photograph of Lieutenant Mitchell Porche, Jr., a Caucasian male, in his navy uniform.

Photo Credit Unknown.

 Joy, a Caucasian female with blonde hair and blue eyes, smiling.  Photo by Roger Draper

Joy, a Caucasian female with blonde hair and blue eyes, smiling.

Photo by Roger Draper

DR. MITCHELL S. PORCHE, Jr.

Lieutenant Mitchell Porche, Jr. served several tours in the Vietnam War returning with injuries that were improved through contact with animals. This example and personal experience inspires Michelle & Dan to support others through the inevitable, heartbreaking process of animal loss. In doing so, they also hope to support potential successor service or companion animal teams.

 

B. JOY DRAPER

Joy is the inspiration behind the Joy Project, an initiative to unite eligible graduates of our other initiatives with successor service  or companion animals. Her unwavering belief that people with disabilities can and do contribute to their world inspires Michelle on a daily basis.