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New program helps Veterans and students

WILMINGTON, NC (WSFX) - A young woman has brought her passion for helping people to Wilmington by expanding a program called Paws4People.

Kyria Henry relocated here from Virginia and created the program when she was just 12 years old.

In 2010 Kyria won a national contest sponsored by IKEA and received $100,000 to continue to pursue her passion.

She is now at UNCW offering a course to students who want to learn how to train service dogs. Once the dogs are trained they can be given to local veterans who are disabled.

To learn more got to paws4people.

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