Puppy That Was Born Dead Becomes Therapy Dog for Cancer Patient

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Well where do I begin? Tebow is a fighter like me and like many of the animals at Speranza.


A quick story about me: I’ve been fighting cancer since 2017, which now has become terminal. I came across Tebow, whose story touched me. He began his life a bit rough. He was born dead and had to be revived. He was bottle fed until he was old enough to eat.

He made it because he fought to stay alive, like me, but Tebow had trust issues and nobody wanted him because he would not bond. Well, we decided to go see him because I felt in me we could help each other, and that’s exactly what happened. He came right to me and we have been together ever since.

He is now 2-years-old and my therapy dog. He assists me with whatever I ask of him. He is the best friend anyone could ask for.


This story was submitted by Jackie Morris, in support of Speranza Animal Rescue. To share your own submission for the Fur Fam Story Contest, click here!

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