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The hope is someday he will help make his 13 year old master's life a little less challenging.
"John will be able to do physical tasks that Jared is not able to do," said Phil Stevens.
Stevens is the father of Jared Stevens.
The Brentwood teen suffers from Cerebral Palsy.
Canine companions for Independence brought John and Jared together last year.
The organization matches trained dogs with disabled people who need their talents.
Currently John can pull socks of Jared's feet and shut drawers and the hope is eventually he will be able to do even more advanced and helpful "tricks."
In Jared's case the benefits go beyond closing drawers.
"People in general will tend to look away and move away from a person with a disability but when you add a service animal the opposite occurs," said Phil Stevens.
Jared and John are about to put that to the test with a much larger audience.
Canine Companions for Independence is one of 43 groups selected to be part of the inaugural parade in Washington DC.
The organization invited Jared and his entire family to go.
"They're going and participating in something that most kids will never do," said mother Lisa Stevens.
The last two months have been full of amazing memories for Jared.
In November he made national news with a show of sportsmanship on the wrestling mat when another wrestler allowed him to win.
The family hopes that experience and the trip to D.C. provide something even more valuable to a 13 year old who's become an inspiration.
"I think it helps him to be more confident and hopefully other people with disabilities will try things maybe they didn't think of before," said Lisa Stevens.
Monday, January 21 2013, 01:25 AM CST
Courthouse in line for repairs, updates
May 25, 2013 15:50 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.
After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.
Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/19ivpQ6 ) that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.
Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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