Cyteria: After Illness, Find a Way to Look at the Positive

A fluffy rescue-turned-service dog named Halo has helped Cyteria Knight of Charlotte, NC, heal after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm and stroke in her daughter Raquanza’s kitchen in January 2017.

Excellent doctors and nurses got the lifelong social worker back on her feet, so the Pom-Chi (Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix) named for Beyonce’s song “Halo” could take over. And so could Cyteria’s partner of 35 years, Susan Miller, also a social worker, who has supported Cyteria through finally quitting smoking, eating better and adding exercise to her daily routine.