My Therapy Monkey Saved My Life | CUTE AS FLUFF

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    A SEXUAL abuse survivor says she “would not be here today” if it weren’t for her pet capuchin monkey. Lauren Elizabeth McAna from Loxahatchee, Florida, has two Brazillian Tufted Capuchin monkeys; three-year-old Emerson Alexander and five-year-old rescue Chica Morey.The 23-year-old veterinary technician has suffered with mental health problems throughout her life, resulting in physical trauma and she sees her capuchin monkey Emerson as her support animal. To follow their story, click here:
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    Published on 5 months ago


    1. Hi Im a random person

      I live in Tennessee

    2. The DarkLennial AKA SimzZims

      You know a good animated story could be made from this. ❤️

    3. Eric Coplin

      Just got my baby, Rafi. Your Intel could help me so so much. How can I get your help with my baby? The breeder I got mine from isn't and hasn't been very educational. I could use your help big time. Your videos have helped me and I know the commitment I have taken on. Where do I get resources for my baby. I got my baby for similar reasons as I needed more purpose to live and more purpose to get out of bed having Lupus, Fibromyalgia, 2 neck fusions and 2 back surgeries. Before these health complications I also battled PTSD from loosing a little brother in a car accident involving a drunk driver, sexual abuse from family members and dealing with Chronic Depression, Nightmare and Night Terror Disorder. I've had my baby for 11 days now and he's close to 7 week's old. He's changed my life already and the bond is just getting closer and closer, but I need to know training techniques, good feeding behaviors and an array of Intel that you could help me out with. How do I connect with you?

    4. Renee Mills

      You have a great set up for them!!

    5. itomo sutomo

      so cute

    6. Flaca Diabla

      Well that went dark fast

    7. James Johnson

      It wouldn't be possible to get this therapy from a dog?

      1. James Johnson

        @kay sav it just isnt a great environment for the animal. I'm sure she truly loves the monkey with all her heart, but that doesn't make it right.

      2. kay sav

        James Johnson U know... u are, where you are, in life. Sometimes we can’t explain it. What works works.

    8. anonkiddo

      you're an angel😇😇

    9. Deb Vaughan

      What happened to the mother?

    10. akRapovic99 9

      the monkeys should not live in a cage, they should live in freedom...


      I feel so bad for this young lady and I'm so happy she was able to be helped by animals. I hope other PTSD survivors see this video.

    12. Renee Mills

      Bless your heart. I pray for you, so glad they've helped you so much.

    13. Angela Lovell

      Hey girl, much love from another CPTSD furry mom (mine are dogs, Utonagans). I just wanted to award 1000 points to the Hogwarts house of your choice for how positively and inspirationally you've been working your diagnosis and your life. I know it can be hard, with the DSM/ICD being asshats about CPTSD's inclusion and all that goes along with it (and that doesn't even *start* to address the problem itself), but I love your household and your monkeys and your dreams, they all seem so beautiful and right - seriously, it feels good to see someone starting to thrive instead of survive (oh the terminology) keep it up, buttercup :) xox

      1. Deb Vaughan

        Its important to not let a diagnosis define who you are. We survive and thrive by not letting something that happened change who we are. I am enough without having to wear a diagnosis as a medal. I am not criticizing you I worked for many years in this field. My heart goes out to you for the trauma you experienced but from the bottom of my heart I ask you to try and just be normal so it becomes a footnote

    14. Anna Lisa

      The sexual assault you suffered is like churchgoing children suffer with pedophile priests. It’s an epidemic especially in the Catholic Church. Shame on those priests and the pope and bishops who won’t punish them. Look how they ruin lives.

    15. Lizzie Williams

      is like a cat

    16. Amir Cohen

      When I saw your videos today, I cried and wept from the excitement I had because we had an amazing resemblance to the soul (not to the novel!). About two years ago, the doctors told me that I had a deadly cancer that the statistics to live with were up to 10 months. Since the doctor's announcement I happened to be in contact with monkeys when my beloved is Monkey Capuchin. Unfortunately I can not find a baby to grow with her ... I love you good friends .....

    17. ツTech

      Do u have to have a license to own one

      1. Asmrby A

        ツTech I think so

    18. Queen Mauretania

      I'm gonna get an emotional support velociraptor.

      1. Flaca Diabla


    19. Melissa Robbins

      I’m not a huuuuge person who supports people having exotic pets... HOWEVER, with that being said she has a background in exotics and animal medicine of some sort as well as an understanding of the animal and it’s needs. I can appreciate that she respects the monkeys and views them as monkeys and not babies, as well as she strives to give her monkeys the best life possible. So I must say it was refreshing to watch someone treat them and respect them like the creatures they are.

    20. shogun love

      Beautiful. You are doing a great job!

    21. Benjamin McMullan

      It obviously hates you!

    22. Nichole Massey

      When he put the money in the.piggy bank omgosh

    23. Oli Ross Ross

      I cried because Mia got put down

      1. Space Goblin

        Oli Ross Ross who???

    24. Oli Ross Ross

      Bring back ddk

    25. super hacker antish

      Pitbull....ace was the best

    26. csmarine

      Great job! This video was wonderful and hopefully will be educational for those seeking a primate in the future. Do research before buying one and learn how to properly take care one!! They are much harder to care for than a dog. Imagine having an extremely hyperactive 2 year for the next 40years who must have constant attention. If you can meet that requirement for that length of time then maybe a monkey is a good pet for you. Regardless you must research and should have experience with the monkey you want to own. A happy monkey makes for a happy home!

    27. Serena Leigh

      Im soo happy for her! She’s a rolemodel

    28. Bren Bren

      Amazing!!!! I can't imagine how much work they are, but they are sure lucky to have you!

    29. Li Roiter

      Really bad example ...of abusing wild animals

    30. Olá Friends

      I Love Yo

    31. Black Pistol Company, LLC

      Absolutely amazing video my love! I am so proud of you and your Monkeys In Wonderland efforts. You are the strongest, bravest woman I know for sharing such an incredibly personal story with the world. I love you. Keep it up. @Monkeysinwonderland

    32. F Allen

      Naaw cute!

    33. ASMR satisfying

      20th commenter

    34. Bucatti

      He looks like monkeyboo

    35. Shiro Yagami

      The monkeys are emotional support animals, not Therapy animals. Therapy animals need training and are still not allowed in public, Only service animals are permitted in public meaning they have all the necessary training to help with a disability, im pretty sure The amercians with disabilities act states all of this. That is why the law wil not let the monkeys in public places.

      1. Taryn

        Do logistics really matter though?

    36. MONKEY DOO

      So cute

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      I love your vids

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        @Caleb Heaton and youre weird

      2. Caleb Heaton

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