7 yr old lived in constant fear due to rare condition until…(video)
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From: The San Francisco Times
Owen Hawkins has Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by skeletal muscle abnormalities such as muscle weakness/stiffness, abnormal bone development, dwarfism, etc. Consequently, Owen suffers from severe social anxiety and tends to keep to himself.
Haatchi, an Anatolian Shephard, was just a puppy when he was deliberately tied to a train track. Luckily, he survived the incident, but his tail was severed and real leg amputated.
Since Owen’s parents adopted Haatchi, the pair have had a miraculous influence on one another.
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