Boy’s Special Bond With His Family Dog Helps Him Fight Birth Defect & Walk Again

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A boy named Roman Dinkel was still in his mother’s womb, when he was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spine and spinal cord, which causes an inability or difficulty to walk. Clearly, life was never going to be easy for him.

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In spite of all the odds, Roman finds the spirit to enjoy the little pleasures in his life with the help of his loyal dog named Maggie. Every moment spent with her puts a big smile on his face, and Maggie too, loves and supports Roman like a faithful companion.

With Maggie’s help, the now 2-year-old Roman has shown remarkable progress, as compared to other cases of Spina Bifida. When Roman learned to take his first independent steps with the help of crutches, Maggie was the one to stand beside him and cheer him on!

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Roman loves sharing his little victories with Maggie. His Spina Bifida is here to stay, but with the help of Maggie, and his infectious personality, he will be able to live the best life possible. Roman and Maggie’s adorable bond is an inspiration for us all. We hope that he continues to make huge milestones with Maggie!

Click the video below to watch Roman and Maggie’s precious story of hope and resilience!

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