Minnesota Boy with Prosthetic Leg Finds Best Friend in Golden Retriever Puppy Born Without Paw
A puppy born with three paws has found her forever home with a Minnesota child with a prosthetic leg.
According to CBS Minnesota, the golden retriever named Marvel was the only one in her litter born without a front right paw. She’s since been taken in by the Williams family in Waconia, whose 7-year-old son, Paxton Willams, had his right leg amputated three years ago.
Rolling Oaks Goldens breeder Barb Felt found the Williams family through another client, Paxton’s occupational therapist.
“When she was born, we knew right away she had a special purpose,” Felt said. “We wanted her to go in a home with someone who had a limb difference.”
Paxton was born premature, a complication that caused the boy to develop an infection in his right leg, which stunted the limb’s growth. Three years ago, Paxton’s parents made the difficult decision to have the boy’s right leg amputated and replaced with a prosthetic limb.