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.