Sheila Duncan is President of Larkin Ltd., the holding company for the global children’s character, Trouble the Dog. Trouble was initially drawn by Sheila’s then 12-year-old-niece, Kendra, after a number of family cancer losses in 2006. Sheila calls that moment divinely inspired. Kendra wanted to help other kids going through tough times. Since then, Sheila has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the issues children and their families are facing in today’s world. Kids need love, comfort and most of all, hope. Trouble is not simply a plush dog, but a proven coping mechanism for those facing difficulty. Kids can feel his energy. This generation of children is more stressed than any before them – bullying, homelessness, family instability, and substance abuse are but a few of the challenges they face. “On call” around the clock, Trouble is a cost-effective and powerful therapy dog that can make a real difference to a child in crisis.