A short film about a Helping Hands recipient and his monkey.

When you encounter a relationship like the one between Travis and Siggy the monkey, you are reminded just how strong a friendship can be. Travis is one of those guys who seems to missing the fear gene. He is that handsome daredevil doing back flips off the rope swing into the river, the guy on the soccer field who clearly has all the moves, and the guy who agreed to take on one dare too many.

This new video, Great Beginnings, introduces Travis Amick, his remarkable sister Stacey, and the helper monkey Siggy that changed both of their lives.


Client: Helping Hands Monkey Helpers
A film by Cary & Yari Wolinsky

Helping Hands Monkey Helpers is a national nonprofit serving quadriplegics and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments by providing highly trained monkeys to assist with daily activities. Through the generous support of donors and volunteers, their monkeys are placed at no cost with disabled people and their families. For more information, please visit