Hot Stories
Rising
New
+Submit
News
Entertainment
Life
People
Culture
Tech
Science
The San Francisco Globe
Subscribe
7-Year-Old Boy Lived In Constant Fear Due To Rare Condition. Until He Met a 3-Legged Dog That Changed His Life.
February 16, 2014
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
 
 
Owen Hawkins has Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by skeletal muscle abnormalities such as muscle weakness/stiffness, abnormal bone development, dwarfism, etc. Consequently, Owen suffers from severe social anxiety and tends to keep to himself.
Haatchi, an Anatolian Shephard, was just a puppy when he was deliberately tied to a train track. Luckily, he survived the incident, but his tail was severed and real leg amputated.
Since Owen's parents adopted Haatchi, the pair have had a miraculous influence on one another.
Owen has gained confidence through Haatchi when interacting with others.
Owen Says: "I used to be scared of strangers, then Haatchi came along and now I'm not and that's how he changed my life. I didn't really meet many others with disabilities and felt like the odd one out, which made me really sad. But when I saw Haatchi and saw how strong he was, even though he only had three legs, I became stronger myself. I love him so much."
Owen and Haatchi have even achieved some fame on their story, winning Cruft's "Friends for Life" award before an audience of thousands.
But, in the end, what truly matters is the fact that they were able to find each other in this world and help one another.
Share this touching story with your loved ones. For more, watch the incredible video below.

67
Dislike
Share on Facebook
68
 
0 Dislikes

Want more?  
us on Facebook.


Why can't all workouts be this fun?

July 22   ·  

Amazing!

July 22   ·  

Her husband left to war only six weeks after being married. After he disappeared, she spent the next 68 years wondering what happened to him, and finally finds out. The amazing story of him and his legacy will have you in tears.

July 22   ·  

So powerful!

May 12   ·  

Cool it down, let a little bit of gas out, flip it over QUICKLY to watch the magic. This sodahack has got to be the KING or party tricks. You won't believe your eyes!

May 6   ·  

You've GOTTA see The Havaiia Family Band. They're out-of-this-world good.

July 21   ·  

What a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

July 21   ·  

What an experience! 

July 22   ·  

Whitney Thore is a self proclaimed 'fat girl'. She is part of the "No Shame Campaign" where she is encouraging women to accept and love themselves whatever size they are. She promotes body positivity and is doing a great job at it! Watch her dance!

July 22   ·  

What are the odds of this happening?

May 10   ·  

This is seriously incredible.

May 12   ·  


He Was Bullied In School, So He Wrote A Song About It That Blew Everyone Away!
Entertainment   ·   May 12
He Was Bullied In School, So He Wrote A Song About It That Blew Everyone Away!
Entertainment   ·   May 12
A Guy Cools A Coke For 3 Hours And Pours. You'll NEVER Believe What Poured Out!
Science   ·   May 6
A Guy Cools A Coke For 3 Hours And Pours. You'll NEVER Believe What Poured Out!
Science   ·   May 6
I Got On The Treadmill. I Didn't Expect To See THIS Happen Next To Me! Whoa!
Entertainment   ·   July 22
I Got On The Treadmill. I Didn't Expect To See THIS Happen Next To Me! Whoa!
Entertainment   ·   July 22
Just Thought It Was Water. When I Stepped Back, My Jaw Dropped!
Culture   ·   May 12
Just Thought It Was Water. When I Stepped Back, My Jaw Dropped!
Culture   ·   May 12
He Didn't Know How To Tell His Daughter's Boyfriend This, So He Made This Song.
Entertainment   ·   July 14
He Didn't Know How To Tell His Daughter's Boyfriend This, So He Made This Song.
Entertainment   ·   July 14
This Pair Was Out In The Waters When They Spotted Something. UNREAL Experience!
Entertainment   ·   May 10
This Pair Was Out In The Waters When They Spotted Something. UNREAL Experience!
Entertainment   ·   May 10
She Was Asked To Pose At The Beach, But Was Never Prepared For This! Hilarious!
Entertainment   ·   July 22
She Was Asked To Pose At The Beach, But Was Never Prepared For This! Hilarious!
Entertainment   ·   July 22
Her Husband Was Lost In War. She Finally Finds Out the Unbelievable Truth.
People   ·   July 22
Her Husband Was Lost In War. She Finally Finds Out the Unbelievable Truth.
People   ·   July 22
She Calls Herself A 'Fat Girl' - Wait Till You See How She Can Dance! Amazing!
  ·   July 22
She Calls Herself A 'Fat Girl' - Wait Till You See How She Can Dance! Amazing!
  ·   July 22
They Turn On The Camera, And I Was Speechless. Mom And Dad Had No Idea!
People   ·   July 21
They Turn On The Camera, And I Was Speechless. Mom And Dad Had No Idea!
People   ·   July 21
He Was Filming The Beach. All Of A Sudden, He Couldn't Believe What He Saw!
Entertainment   ·   July 22
He Was Filming The Beach. All Of A Sudden, He Couldn't Believe What He Saw!
Entertainment   ·   July 22