Two-Legged Puppy Gets A Brand New Wheelchair Built Out Of LEGOs By A 12-Year-Old Boy.
When Gracie was born without her front legs, her family decided they didn’t want to help her cope with her disability. Instead, they abandoned the poor pup and left her to her fate.
Gracie was found outside of a veterinarian’s office, covered in maggots and missing the hair around her eyes, paws and tail.
The veterinarian contacted Mostly Mutts, an animal rescue center in Kennesaw, Georgia, who agreed to care for the poor dog.
The Turley family, who care for Mostly Mutts, immediately fell in love with Gracie. While they had planned to find her a nice family, they realized they didn’t have to look far to find one: they wanted Gracie to be part of their own family.
Although Gracie’s original family rejected her because of her disability, the Turley family did not believe that her difference made her any less worthy of love.
They saw her as the sweet, happy, affectionate puppy that she was and loved her for it.
Her new family was no stranger to disabled animals, and Gracie suddenly found herself with two furry siblings who showed her that her disability didn’t have to hold her back.
Her new brother was paralyzed in his hind legs and her new sister had only three legs. Both were happy, loving dogs who were thrilled to have a little sister.
Gracie was able to get around with the help of her back legs, but her new mom, Tammy Turley, knew it would be safer and more efficient for her to have a wheelchair.
The only problem was that Gracie was still growing a lot and needed an adjustable wheelchair that could keep up with her growth.
With this in mind, an ingenious plan was developed and 12-year-old Dylan, one of Mostly Mutt’s volunteers, was tasked with building a wheelchair for Gracie out of LEGOs.
The project was a success and, after a slight learning curve, Gracie was happily moving around on her new wheels.
When she outgrew her chair, Dylan was happy to build her a larger wheelchair. In total, he ended up building three wheelchairs for the growing pup.
Thanks to Dylan’s hard work and the love and care of her new family, Gracie has flourished and her Facebook is filled with beautiful photos showing her new happy life.
And now that she’s finally done growing, she’s even received an adult wheelchair.
While Gracie’s first family feared her disability and thought it made her disposable, the Turley family loves her for who she is.
We hope that the Turley family’s beautiful display of love and compassion will inspire more people to accept those who are different and to approach everyone with kindness.
Gracie is a beautiful little girl and we are grateful that she has finally fallen into the right hands. She has a long and happy life ahead of her and we are sure she will continue to make good use of her new wheels.
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