With cancer cases on the rise all over the world, people need inspiring stories to continue fighting the good fight. We are honored to bring you the story of a 12-year-old boy from the United States who, against all the odds, prevailed in his fight against the monstrous disease and earned a lifetime companion in the process.
Quinn Scharn is a 12-year-old boy from the United States. He like animals, especially dogs, and probably has the same hobbies as any boy his age. However, Quinn is forced to move around using a pair of bulky crotches, as cancer claimed his right foot and hip when he was 10-years-old.
With tears in her eyes, Terresa Howell, Quinn’s mother, recalls how the boy’s nightmare began. Two years ago, Quinn went to his mother and told her that his right knee hurts and it feels funny.
Howell took Quinn to the doctor to have his knee checked out. However, after the biopsy’s results arrived, their lives changed forever. The 12-year-old boy was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer.
To prevent cancer from spreading to the upper part of Quinn’s body, the doctors were forced to amputate the boy’s right leg and his hip. Howell recalls that soon after Quinn woke up, the first things he told after looking at his missing leg is that he badly wants to adopt a dog with three legs.
It took them some time, but eventually, Howell managed to fulfill Quinn’s dream of having a three-legged dog. After browsing the Sacramento Front Street Animal’s Shelter page, the boy and his mother caught a glimpse of Logan, a dog which had one of its hind legs removed after a terrible car accident.
Quinn said that’s his dog, and Terresa drove him to the animal shelter in order to adopt the canine. After two years of searching for the perfect companion, Quinn finally found Logan. Teressa said that the waiting was overwhelming, but rewarding in the end, as it was a treat to get to know Logan.
After completing the necessary forms, Teressa and Quinn brought Logan home. The 12-year-old boy said that although Logan only has three legs, he runs around like crazy through the yard, but has some trouble when it comes to going down the stairs.
Meanwhile, Quinn’s tests results came back in January. Not only was his treatment successful, but Quinn can now enjoy a cancer-free like together with his family, friends, and Logan.
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