A Story of Determination and A Boy’s Dream Come True

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When Aiden, who has type-1 diabetes, was 8 years old, he heard about service dogs who can monitor glucose levels.  Incredibly, these dogs can sense low glucose levels 30 minutes before a blood meter can pick this up.  These dogs cost $15,000, but Aiden wasn’t deterred and started saving one penny at a time.  After four years he had put away $6000 in coins.  Then a local news station picked up on his goal and unwavering determination.  The story went nationwide and donations poured in to make up the remaining $9000.

 A chocolate Labrador named Angel has been trained for the past year and recently passed all her tests, while Aiden followed Angel’s progress with videos and pictures.  Angel flew in on SouthWest, and “Aiden is over the moon,” said his mother.  “He was on pins and needles waiting for her.”  She said that Angel will give her peace of mind, particularly at night, when it comes to testing Aiden’s sugar levels.  Angel’s presence also gives Aiden a new sense of independence.

 

Good News Counts,

 

Marty

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It was just another day in a quiet Los Angeles suburb when a horrifying discovery was made.  One of the neighbors had just lost her house. The interior was absolutely destroyed and smelled of filth and decay. Among the wreckage were 40 dogs, sick, unkempt, and fearful.  One of those unfortunate puppies is Groby Pedroni, born without front legs.  He is a pretty special dog, very good with children, and since being rescued, Groby has been outfitted with his own set of wheels!


 

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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