Xena Is Dog Of The Year 2013, But The Most Importantly She Is The Best Friend Of This Autistic Boy!
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Xena was crowned Dog of the Year 2013 for the assistance to 8-year-old autistic in overcoming his illness.
In September 2012, a four-month puppy in a state of extreme exhaustion was brought in Dekalb Animal Services shelter in Georgia. Weight of the pup at that time was less than two kilograms. Vets helped puppy to get better and gave him the nickname of Xena (in honor of the character of fantasy series) because of her extraordinary will to live.
In March 2013 Hickey family saw information about the puppy in a social network and they decided to take him.
Linda Hickey, mother of a sick boy, says that there was an instant connection between Xena and her son, and she turned into an unbreakable friendship that has brought huge benefits to both friends. Xena was happy that she finally found her home, and John was overcoming the difficult path from the sick, isolated and quiet child to incessant talker, full of joy to life
Watch this video, where the boy sings “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”. And this friend is sitting on his lap.
“Those two were destined to be together, to save each other from such a dimension, which ordinary people do not understand” – said Mrs. Hickey. Now John happily tells how he spends every day at the school where he used to hide in dark corners or simply be silent.
So the boy got so much better, that he even went on stage with Xena during the awards ceremony ASPCA, which, according to his mother, used to be almost impossible.
During the ceremony, John gave his first interview, and he said with a very happy voice: “I and Xena are in New York!”
Now joyous laughter sounds in the house where once was silence. Thank God!
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