Tag: disability

Paralyzed Dog Overjoyed as She Receives Wheelchair For The First Time

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When she was living with her first family, Pigeon the pit bull was paralyzed in a car accident. Just a few months later, she was adopted by a loving family

It took months of medical attention and rehabilitation before Pigeon could move on her own again by scooting around on her front legs while dragging her hind legs behind her.

But, Erica, her new mom, could tell she was frustrated. How was she supposed to run around and play with her other four-legged siblings?

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Woman Creates ‘A Doll Like Me’ For Children Who Have Disabilities

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Amy Jandrisevits creates ‘A Doll Like Me’ for children with disabilities and the impact she has had on children around the world is truly incredible.

Amy Jandrisevits was a social worker in a pediatric oncology unit before she came up with her incredible idea. She used to do play therapy with young patients using dolls. But after a while, she realized that the dolls she used had lustrous hair and appeared to be in perfect health. Sadly, that was nothing like the children she worked with in the cancer unit.

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This Blind Golden Retriever Has His Own Seeing-Eye Dog Companion

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In 2016, Charlie lost both of his eyes from glaucoma. His left eye was removed in 2016 and his right was taken out a year later.

His owners, Chelsea and Adam Stipe, decided to get a puppy who turned out to be a savior for Charlie.

As the two dogs became friends, Maverick began to notice that something was different about Charlie.

“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,” Chelsea said.

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This Dad Has Taken His Son With Cerebral Palsy To More Than 1,200 Heavy Metal Concerts

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After learning about how much heavy metal music soothes and comforted his son, Richard McDeid decided to take his son with cerebral palsy to a lot of heavy metal concerts. And when I say a lot, I mean more than 1,200 shows.

Richard’s son, Mason, has loved heavy metal music since he was a toddler. When Mason was a baby, his dad said in an interview, all he did was cry — until Richard put on a Metallica music video. Then, the crying stopped.

“Afterwards, it started happening in the car whenever Metallica was on,” Richard said in an interview. “He would calm down and relax. At first it was only Metallica and then grew to other bands.”

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Meet Roux, The Two Legged Cat Who Doesn’t Let Her Disability Slow Her Down

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Meet Roux, this amazing cat has only two legs but a full heart and loving personality. The adorable kitty was adopted by Jackie Deak Akey in Louisiana and since turned into an Instagram sensation with over 120,000 followers, what do they find in this particular cat? her winning inspiration nature and a playful mind that’s what. Despite her deformity, this one-year-old cat hops about like a bunny and loves to play just like all other cats. Jackie who works at a veterinary clinic in New Orleans  first heard about Roux from an animal shelter who said that she had been surrendered to them because her deformity was stopping her from burying her waste in the litter box. Join the thousands who already follow this brave cat! Instagram

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