Nicki is Joanna's service dog. Nicki can sense when Joanna is in pain and jumps onto Joanna's lap. When Joanna holds and strokes Nicki, her symptoms ease. Nicki is also a volunteer, with her own official volunteer ID badge, in the group home at which Joanna lives. Each time that Nicki visits Joanna, there's a list of bedridden patients for her to comfort. Joanna says that she feels on top of the world when Nicki is able to help her friends. Read Nicki's Dogs with Dystonia blog post.
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