Two-Legged Dog to Inspire British Troops Wounded in Afghanistan
Story originally published on Tonic.
A dog named Faith inspires others simply by being able to walk with just her two hind legs.
There are some things you have to see to believe, and Faith is one of those. She's a labrador-chow mix born without one front leg and another that was severely deformed, only to be removed when Faith was seven months old due to atrophy. What's truly amazing about Faith is that, despite having only her two hind legs, she can still walk on them, as you can see in the video below.
Faith is something of a celebrity, having appeared on Oprah a few years ago, and according to The Sun, she's actually an honorary sergeant. The US Army gave her that title because she's helped disabled veterans trying to overcome injuries they sustained in war zones, even donning a military jacket when she visits bases or hospitals. As her owner, Jude Stringfellow, was quoted, "Faith seems to inspire these young men. It's very emotional watching them respond to her. She shows what can be achieved against great odds."
Now, she's planning to go international. Stringfellow wants to bring Faith to the UK, so she can bring her own brand of inspiration to those troops wounded in Afghanistan. Before she can do so, though, quarantine rules will have to be met. For the sake of those wounded soldiers, let's hope they have the chance to see Faith "marching" their way.
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To find out more about Faith and send an email in support of publishing "Faith Walks," a book about Faith the dog, visit her website.
5 years ago
Faith is not only adorable, but also an inspirational wonder. She can teach us humans so many things. Animals are amazing creatures that we can learn so much from if we just watch them, care for them, and love them with all our hearts. To Faith and all the other animals in the world, you are an inspiration to us all.
5 years ago
Omg! I can't believe my eyes. Faith is teaching 2 leg human being something. I love to see her more & more but I don't want her to be too tired of working. Her family has to look after her from over working. I'm so proud of Faith and her family! I wish I can see her in person. Thumbs up!! Faith, I love you!!
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