He shouts, “Doctor Dog! Doctor Dog!” as if he was the official welcoming party for the therapy animals that we have brought for the day’s session on May 15, 2012.
John-John is among the better functioning boys at Cottolengo Filipino in Rodriguez, Rizal. The other boys remain bed or wheelchair-bound, their bodies slightly twisted and they are unable to verbalize how they feel or what they want. The caregivers know their moods and needs only by their familiar grunts and the slight changes in facial expressions.