Man’s Best Friend
Our school yearbooks are something we may have looked forward to each year with excitement and now keep with great reverence, or otherwise an academic tradition that we dreaded, filled with pictures that just never seemed to come out flattering.
Regardless of our own bad hair days and questionable fashion statements immortalized into the ledgers of time and academia, one yearbook just took it to the next level by including a very special member of the school community, Presley Ware.
What makes Presley stand out so much? She has flowing, golden hair, her tongue constantly hangs out of her mouth, and she walks on four legs.
Meet the adorable dog that landed a spot in the yearbook…
Joseph ‘Seph’ Ware from Monroe, Louisiana is your average seventh grader, but he also suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a gene mutation that leads to muscle weakness and pain, mobility and motor skill issues, and frequent fatigue.
Since each day is a little harder for Seph than it is for his peers, he has special help who stays with him at all times.
Four years ago, Seph got Presley, an adorable service dog who accompanies Seph wherever he goes. Presley is especially useful since the boy’s condition affects his walking and mobility.
Needless to say, 5-year-old Presley is a beloved member of the community at Good Hope Middle School in Monroe. Her popularity and wonderful purpose got school administrators to thinking: why not give Presley her very own photo in the yearbook?