The United Airlines Fantasy Flight to the North Pole took place at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Saturday, December 3. Ten LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams participated this year to bring a Magical Day to disadvantaged and ill children.
The children and their families boarded a plane in the B Concourse and took off over Lake Michigan to arrive at the North Pole in the C Concourse. They arrived to cheers from Santa and Mrs. Claus, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, action figures, the Chicago Fire Department, and the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
The K-9s had a space for the children to pet, hug, and spend time with. The families received a photo of them with the Comfort Dogs and a mini stuffed LCC K-9 Comfort Dog for the children to continue to hug, hold and love.
The day was filled with joy, love, and smiles for the children and their families celebrating life and the season!
The following LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry teams participated in the event:
LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Benjamin (LCC Staff)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Claudia (Trinity - Toledo, Ohio)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Emma (LCC Staff)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Gideon (St. Michael's - Bloomington, Minnesota)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Hagar (Faith - Appleton, Wisconsin)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Jael (Trinity - Portage, Indiana)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Malachi (St. Matthew - Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Mary (St. Paul - Janesville, Wisconsin)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Samson (Zion - Marengo, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ruthie (LCC Staff)