Eyewitness News at WSOC reported yesterday that a mom's love does prevail.
Jennifer Silva, in Catawba County, has been fighting for two years for her disabled son. Jennifer's adopted son, Ayden, suffers from a birth defect called fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Ayden has a special dog, Chatham, who, after months of training, helps Ayden remain calm when anxious or worked up.
Chatham needs to be with Ayden but the school district wouldn't allow the dog into the classroom, believing he would be a distraction to any school activities.
Now comes Jennifer with the great news that the school district, after two long years, will allow Chatham to be with Ayden. The teachers will also learn how to cope with Chatham.
Jennifer stated, "it was very emotional for me just to know that I was standing up for what is right. I knew that my son's rights were not being respected. It was quite an emotional experience. It has been a longtime coming."
Hopefully Chatham will join Ayden in the classroom in about two weeks.