CNN PRODUCER NOTE Bentley5479 told me, 'My 9-year-old cousin named Chase was diagnosed with bone cancer and was getting chemotherapy at Omaha's Children's Hospital. He was there for over a year and really enjoyed the time he had with the local therapy dogs in the hospital. He kept telling the other kids and staff about a big great dane named Bentley. I wanted Bentley to go through the classes and training so he could go visit Chase and the other kids. Bentley has two Guinness World Records and I knew the kids would enjoy meeting him. Bentley completed his classes and went and visited the kids in Omaha. Chase went through his chemo and is now cancer free and I didn't want to waste Bentley's training so we began to visit Children's Hospitals. A dog food company heard about it and offer to send Bentley around the country to visit kids in hospitals. Bentley has visited with kids in Omaha, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Long Beach, San Diego, Chicago and Minneapolis. While traveling Bentley has raised over $50,000 for canine and pediatric cancer research. I thoroughly enjoy the kids smiles when they meet Bentley and remember the boredom and tough times being in the hospital and just wanted to help out.' These photos are of Bentley's travels to hospitals around the country.
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer