The Amazing Story Of A Disabled Puppy Learning To Walk For The First Time

 
From Buzzfeed

 
Mick, an 8-week-old Boston Terrier, was born with Swimmer Puppy Syndrome, a rare disease that makes it impossible for him to use his legs to walk, stand or even sit. Many dogs born with the defect never see their first birthday.

Mick was taken in by volunteers at The Mia Foundation at six weeks of age, and after two weeks of intense therapy, learned to walk on his own.
 

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Ben Affleck to Present Award to Marathoner with Cerebral Palsy

 
Ben Affleck to present award to marathoner with cerebral palsy.
 
By Tony Maglio

Boston native Ben Affleck will present the Jimmy V Perseverance award at the 2013 ESPYS on July 17, ESPN said Tuesday.

The award will go to Dick and Rick Hoyt, a father-and-son team who have been racing together for more than 30 years. Rick, 51, was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to use his hands and legs; his father, 73, has pushed his son in a custom-made running chair in more than 1,000 endurance events, including triathlons and marathons.

This past Boston Marathon was to be their last, but as Team Hoyt was one mile away from the finish line, the tragic bombings occurred. They have vowed to run again next year.

The other top award of the evening, the “Arthur Ashe Courage Award,” will be presented by LeBron James to Robin Roberts. Roberts is a former athlete and trailblazer in journalism who has now overcome life-threatening illnesses twice.

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