Blanca works her magic. When dog handler Linda Alvarez and Blanca visited eight-year-old Kourtney Najjr, the young girl had been having a difficult day. After an incredibly long stay at the hospital, she’d undergone a 4-organ transplant and, for a while, it looked like she wouldn’t make it. When Blanca got in the picture, the child’s face lit up and, for a moment, Kourtney could forget her troubles. Photo By Reed Hutchinson; Courtesy UCLA.