13-Year-Old Massachusetts Girl Walks Without Crutches Because of Great Dane
Bella was born with morquio syndrome, a rare genetic condition where a person’s muscles progressively waste away, along with other painful health issues. Because of a 4-year-old Great Dane named George, Bella is riding a bike and swimming. Before George, Bella’s leg muscles were quickly deteriorating, but her family says after six months with him, her legs were strong enough to hold her own weight. Because of his work with Bella, George won the American Kennel Club’s Award for Canine Excellence.