Toddler and Dog With Same Affliction Share Life Together

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This story proves fate has a grand plan for us all, and no matter what happens, we need to keep faith that there is a reason. Little Dylan Liptor Lesser was born with a rare medical affliction called hydrocephalus, a condition that can cause the skull to swell. The condition can be lived with, but requires certain extra care and attention, as you would expect. His parents thought adopting a dog might make his life a little more enjoyable, and help him get through tough times. Little did they know the dog they were about to meet had the same condition. What are the chances? One in one million, my friends. That is what makes it such a remarkable story.

Some friends had contacted the family and let them know about Frank. A dog that needed to be adopted and had the exact same condition as their son, Dylan. That really is the sort of thing that makes you believe in miracles. Serendipity at work, for sure. Life worked out the details, and soon, the two had met, and Frank was adopted. Now Dylan and Frank are best friends, and not only that, they have a connection on a level most of us would not be able to understand. These are two creatures, human and canine, going through the exact same hardships. The only thing is, the hardships tend to be a little less difficult when you can undergo them with someone who loves you and understands the condition. That is what Frank and Dylan do for one another.

They say they say that dog is man’s best friend, but I think even that is underselling the connection these two have. Frank is now being trained to be a certified therapy dog, which means he will be able to help other people with similar conditions to him and Dylan.

If that is not a feel-good story, than I don’t know what is.

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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