Moxie’s Mission: Accomplished

Social worker, Katie Harris, organizes event to benefit individual in need of service dog


Rajneet Lehal

A portion of the staff who attended Moxie’s Mission: 6-Legged Relay Fun Run gathered for a photo on Oct. 20 at the Bar K Dog Bar in Kansas City, Mo.

In the spring of 2019, social worker, Katie Harris, had a dream of organizing an event to benefit another disabled person by funding the acquisition and training of a service dog. Her service dog, Moxie, is well-known by the student body. The combination of Moxie and Harris were practically a “slam-dunk” for a successful event.

Unfortunately, Harris, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos, had to delay her plans when she spent several weeks recovering from spinal surgery last summer. Throughout her recovery, she worked on the details of Moxie’s Mission: 6-legged Relay Fun Run. Harris created a Facebook event to keep interest and energy high.

Harris and Moxie are as popular with the staff as they are with students. More than 30 paid to attend the fun run.

Not only did Harris raise the $15,000 needed to pay for a service dog for Grace Moser, who suffers from PTSD, but started a fund for a future beneficiary with an additional $1500. 

In addition to the photo gallery below, Harris invites interested parties to follow along with her progress and the progress of Moxie’s Mission.

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