James, a 78 year old male, had a stroke when he was only 52 years old.
He has been paralyzed on the left side since.
He loves to get outside and explore and for the last ten years has always had his small dog, Jose, in the basket of the scooter.
His wife always felt comfortable letting them go and explore.
Occasionally, she would hear Jose wildly barking, from a distance, but was never concerned.
James and Jose would often be gone for hours but would ALWAYS return home safely.
One day, she decided to go for a long walk while they rode along side in the scooter.
They were a few of miles from their home when they ran into a couple walking to their car.
"Hi, James, Hi Jose," the couple said, "oh, are you his wife?"
"Yes, I am," she said, "it's nice to meet you."
"Your husband sure has a great dog," one said, "it's great the way Jose will always bark nonstop, whenever James has fallen, until someone hears and is able to help him back into his scooter."
"Oh, he's never told me he's been falling...thanks for the information."
She looked at James and Jose and had never seen such guilty expressions.