After two years of surgery and chemotherapy for a brain tumor, a nine-year-old girl wanted other kids with cancer to have a gentle companion like her dog, Coco. So she embarked on a fundraising campaign of her own invention to pay for feeding and training companion dogs for kids like her.
Recently she watched as a 2-year-old cancer survivor met for the first time with the gentle black Labrador named Lucky Bug.
A women’s prison within Colorado’s Department of Corrections trained both these animals, once abandoned shelter dogs, to become companion or service dogs for elderly, disabled or seriously ill owners.
(Continue reading the story w/ photo at the Denver Post)