People who lost the use of their arms and legs face challenges the rest of us can hardly imagine. Some of them are unable to help themselves do most things. Now a unique program is offering a helping hand — but patients have to be willing to except some monkey business.
Ayla is a Capuchin monkey, the same monkeys organ grinders used. But now, instead of doing frivolous tricks, these monkeys are being taught to be the arms and legs of people who’ve lost the use of their own. The program is called Helping Hands, a non-profit organization that trains monkeys in a facility called “Monkey College.” Continue Reading »