Laoma Yen lives and works in Luoyang, central China. He polishes and fixes the shoes of people who walk by. When Laoma was a child he was in a car accident. The injuries he suffered left him paralyzed from the waist down. So getting to work is not easy. But Laoma has a loving and dedicated dog who helps him get to work every day.
The dog is not a specially trained service dog. Laoma found the dog about two years ago living on the streets as a stray. Laoma took him in and both of their lives got better! The wheelchair Laoma uses is one he made himself, he cannot afford an electric one.
Wait until you see how his dog helps push him to work! Local people help Laoma make sure his dog is well-fed. Man’s best friend doing what he can to live up to that reputation!