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Sam's Club, Milk-Bone provide service dog to Lexingtonian

During a presentation last week at Sam's Club in  Lexington, Jordan Keener, center, was congratulated by Milk-Bone  representative Mark Evanoff, left, and Sam's Club manager  David van Kleeck on being chosen to receive a Canine Assistants  service dog. Deborah Keener, Jordan's mother, is at right.
During a presentation last week at Sam's Club in Lexington, Jordan Keener, center, was congratulated by Milk-Bone representative Mark Evanoff, left, and Sam's Club manager David van Kleeck on being chosen to receive a Canine Assistants service dog. Deborah Keener, Jordan's mother, is at right.

Jordan Keener, 19, of Lexington will receive a Canine Assistants service dog thanks to Sam's Club and Milk-Bone. Keener suffered spinal cord injuries in a car accident a few years ago and uses a wheelchair.

Milk-Bone, through the brand's "I Give" initiative, helps to match people with special needs with service dogs through Canine Assistants.

Canine Assistants is a national charitable organization that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities, at no cost to the recipient. The cost and care of the specially trained dogs can exceed $20,000. The organization operates entirely on individual and corporate donations.

Keener will bring his new dog home after they both attend a sponsored training camp together.

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