Nicole Kramer is a Northern Illinois University student who uses a wheelchair. She suffers from from Friedreich's Ataxia, a rare progressive neuromuscular disease. Kramer had an opportunity to receive a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence this past year. However, in order to receive her dog, she needed to spend two weeks in Ohio to train with her dog and was responsible to finance her stay while in training. She asked the Sycamore Lions for help, and they complied. Kramer (right) and her mother attended a recent meeting to demonstrate how Jackman, her service dog, assists her in her daily activities. They were accompanied by Marv Kombrink (left), a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions, and Ferdinand, his puppy in training. They are pictured with Sycamore Lions President Josh Kruis.