PITTSBORO, Indiana —
A boy from Indiana who has already endured a lot is getting the shock of his younger life.
Owen Mahan misplaced each his legs after struggling extreme burns over his complete physique, however it’s a fellow amputee — a remedy canine named Chi Chi — who captured his coronary heart.
This week, they’re getting the prospect to lastly meet in individual.
“It has been so arduous,” mother Susan Mahan stated. “I need to inform him so dangerous.”
It is going to be a particular assembly for the household, from Pittsboro.
“I say God left him right here for a cause, and I see that in him on a regular basis,” Susan stated. “He evokes individuals.”
Owen suffered burns throughout ninety eight % of his physique when he was 2 years previous. Now 10, his accidents pressured him to have each legs amputated earlier this yr. He is not in contrast to Chi Chi, a three-yr-previous golden retriever rescued from horrible circumstances. She now lives in Arizona as a quadruple amputee remedy canine, and she or he caught Owen’s consideration from 1,800 miles away.
“He simply laughed,” Susan stated. “He goes, ‘Mother, take a look at this canine. He is exceptional.’ Then he acquired critical and goes, ‘Mother, someone harm Chi Chi like they did me,’ and he is simply, ‘Look, Chi Chi is operating and strolling identical to I can.’ So he goes, ‘I hope I can meet Chi Chi sometime.”
Owen’s dream is turning into actuality. With beneficiant assist from his group, he’ll board a personal jet within the coming days to satisfy Chi Chi in Arizona. And has no concept.
“I foresee plenty of tears,” Susan stated. “I foresee Owen and Chi Chi simply hitting it off and enjoying.”
Owen has to bear a number of surgical procedures a yr, and he is an inspiration to so many others. Now, he’ll lastly get to satisfy his.
“Watching Chi Chi and all Chi Chi’s doing, all Chi Chi can nonetheless do, I feel it is going to simply encourage him to proceed.”
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