‘Lighten Up’ with Pepper and Retta

John Estes of Iron Mountain recently visited Denise Maloney’s classroom at Stambaugh Elementary School to teach ‘Lighten Up” exercises to the students while also introducing his service dogs, Pepper and Retta, to the kids. Estes has written a children’s book-curriculum that encourages young children in their classrooms to relax, focus and to calm their body and mind and brings the dogs to classrooms and to children’s hospitals across the country to give sick children hope and a bright spot in their long days in a hospital.