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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
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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.
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