Quadruple Amputee Dog Makes a Little Boy’s Wish Come True
When 10-year-old Owen Mahan was two-years-old, he fell into a bathtub of scalding water. Owen suffered second- and third-degree burns on 98% of his body, and this year, he had to have both of his legs amputated.
Ever the strong, fighting little boy that he is, he is learning how to live life with prosthetics, and is doing remarkably well. But he has a special wish…to meet another creature who has a bit of an idea of what he’s going through.
Yes, Owen wants to meet Chi Chi. Chi Chi is a golden retriever who has had to have all four of her legs amputated. Chi Chi was found in a trash bag in a South Korean meat market alley in 2016. Her legs had been bound by wire and her rescuers had no choice but to amputate all four legs to save her life. Her new mama, Elizabeth Howell of Pheonix, Arizona, says that she is a loving dog who has now become a therapy dog.
Owen learned about Chi Chi on the internet, and immediately knew he wanted to meet the dog he shares so much in common with. There is a surprise meet-up planned, and you can imagine how the tears will fall when the two finally are able to meet.
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Chi Chi’s parents are hoping Chi Chi’s bit of notoriety can help fund the prosthetics she needs, and yet, selflessly, Howell posted on Chi Chi’s page about how inspiring Owen is, and how he’s overcome so many challenges. Chi Chi’s page lists the link for the GoFundMe to help pay for the two to meet each other, with any funds going to Owen’s mother Susan to help her with continuing needs he has. The Howell’s hearts are big, and they are trying to give generously to Owen and Susan, who adopted Owen when he was younger.
The Howells are collecting cards and encouraging notes for both Owen and his mama, and you can get yours to them for the November 9th delivery by mailing to: Owen and Susan Mahan; c/o Richard and Elizabeth Howell, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Ste. 1630-242, Phoenix, AZ 85050. As well, on Chi Chi’s page, they share Owen’s Amazon wish list, saying they’d love for Chi Chi to overwhelm both Owen and Susan with love from all over.
You’ll have to excuse me now, sniff sniff, as I have some cards to write and toys to buy. Cannot wait to see the love between those two when they finally come together!
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