Mackenzie Makatche is a 28-year-old Pennsylvania resident. She decided to have 9 Newfoundland puppies so that her non-profit organization could provide canine therapy to sick people.
The concept was born after the woman’s mother received aid from the dogs to cheer her up throughout her battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which was found in 2016.
After Mackenzie’s mother, Diedre, posted her story on social media, others were inspired to learn more about this amazing therapeutic approach.
Initially, the woman had the help of seven dogs, and she documented their efforts to support her on an Instagram account, which she shared with her mother during treatment.
They went on to get two more canines and received several encouraging letters from platform users. They all offered their gratitude and best wishes for Diadre’s recovery.
Mackenzie’s mother died of cancer, but she surely motivated her daughter to achieve the lofty objective that she and Mackenzie had set for themselves.
The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Mackenzie as saying:
“She was determined to start a therapy group that would visit patients in hospitals.”
Mackenzie started The Newf Crew to help as many hospitalized people as possible.
Mackenzie’s nine canine offspring are named Guinness, Murphy, Storm, Skyy, Aisling, Oliver, Belle, Duncan, and Coeli. Three of them have finished the required therapy dog training, two more are in the process, and the remaining four will start training soon.