Therapy llamas bring smiles to patients

Ever feeling blue and think, "God, I wish I could hug a llama right about now"? Well you can! Therapy llamas and alpacas are being used all across the country to buoy the spirits of the elderly and ill, bringing their fuzzy adorableness right to your door for some therapeutic TLC (that’d be Tender Llama Care).


 

Marty,

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Jesse and Kelly Cottle: Wife carries marine husband, a double-amputee

The photo really says it all!

Jesse and Kelly Cottle, of San Diego, Calif., may look like any cute couple in love, but taking a closer look, one sees that Jesse, a marine and double-amputee, is being given a piggyback ride. Jesse, 28, lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2009 after stepping on an IED.  After spending months recovering in the hospital, Jesse met his future wife Kelly, 24, in San Diego at a swim meet during one of his first outings with his new prosthetic legs. “His personality and who he is just outweighs his injuries by so much that you forget about it after a while,” Kelly explained.

Jesse is not a hero for stepping on an IED, he’s a hero because of the way he has handled what was handed to him and how he chooses to continue to conduct his life with his positive attitude. The happy couple just celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Aug. 18 by eating the top layer of their red velvet wedding cake.

 

Marty,

The Good World News

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Paralyzed stray dog gets second chance

The chances of a dog found on the streets ending up in a stable, happy forever home are, sadly, pretty slim. If you're a dog like Oscar, who, for reasons unknown, is paralyzed, those chances drop nearly to zero.

Oscar was staring at those odds when he was picked up by animal services in New York City, and, facing the cruel reality of adoption for special needs animals, he was placed on death row.  Then the little Dachshund mix was rescued, and not only rescued, but fit with wheels to overcome his handicap.  As the little pup demonstrates, a canine with special needs is still a rewarding companion.

 

Marty,

The Good World News

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