A Big Service Dog Helps a Girl with Rare Disease


George offers both literal and figurative support to Bella.
Photo via wcvb.com

Here’s a beautiful story of a little girl who suffers from a rare disorder called Morquio Syndrome and the new service dog who is changing her life. Bella, a ten-year-old girl from Massachusetts, has already endured nine surgeries to help her mobility, but the most recent treatment, the arrival of a trained Great Dane named George, has had a profound effect:

“I had wheelchairs, walkers, Canadian crutches, regular crutches, and then we got George and I dropped my crutches and started to use him,” Bella said.

Bella also seems well trained in the differences between therapy dogs and a “working service dog,” so she’s a step up on a lot of other folks.

Click here for the full story and a video report.

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