In 2011, to assist him in his daily life, Gabe Martinez received a service dog that was named Wonka. Wonka came from Canine Companions for Independence, in Oceanside, California. Wonka can pick things up for Gabe and open doors if he is ever in his wheelchair in public. Wonka can even fetch a drink from the refrigerator! Gabe feels very fortunate to have Wonka in his life.