Pinner says: "When I was first diagnosed I wouldn't have made it without my boxer, Emma. I was graduating college, and was supposed to be getting married. Once diagnosed I learned I would be on disability and my fiancé broke up with me. A lot of family tried to help and that was great but sometimes I just needed love without advice and that is what Emma was, to go in my room and just snuggle with my dog was the best medicine there was! I thank God every day that I had her during that time!"