She Was Wheelchair Bound Before She Met This Dog, Now He’s Transformed Her Life.

Bella Burton was born with a rare genetic disorder called Morquio syndrome. The condition eats away at her bones and has forced her to use crutches or a wheelchair all 11 years of her life… that is until Bella met George.

George the Great Dane is Bella’s best friend, guide dog and furry walking cane.

“I lean on him like a crutch,”Bella told WCVB News2Boston Magazine 

“I had wheelchairs, walkers, Canadian crutches, regular crutches and then we got George and I dropped my crutches and started to use him.”

Since Bella and George met one year ago, Bella’s mobility -and moral- have greatly improved. She runs and plays with friends, enjoys going to school and takes part in other activities she’d never have tried otherwise.

“With George, she’s become so much stronger and active,”said Bella’s mom Rachel.


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George has made such an incredible impact in Bella’s life that the American Kennel Club plans to honor him with the Award for Canine Excellence next month. The club released a statement regarding their beautiful relationship.

“George and Bella have an inseparable bond and he will do anything for her. He has helped her gain confidence, independence and happiness.â€


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Check out their beautiful relationship in the short video below! This will absolutely make your day.

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