Abandoned Puppy, Gracie, Only Has Two Legs, So A 12-Year-Old Boy Made A Wheelchair Out Of Lego

Abandoned Puppy Only Has Two Legs, So A 12-Year-Old Boy Made A Wheelchair Out Of Lego

As it is tough for disabled persons to perform day-to-day tasks as normal people, animals with disabilities also face the same difficulty. They need a little extra love and attention. But unfortunately, instead of loving and taking care of them, some people abandon them. 

But fortunately, humanity still lies here, a few people are willing to go the extra mile and give these animals all the help they need. A 12-year-old boy made a wheelchair to change the life of an abandoned puppy who only has two legs. 

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Gracie, a cute little puppy, had a rough start in her life. She was abandoned by her owners and found in a very poor state. When they found her, she was covered in maggots with fur missing below her eyes. She was also missing her front two legs due to a birth defect. 

Abandoned Puppy Only Has Two Legs, So A 12-Year-Old Boy Made A Wheelchair Out Of Lego

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She found her home in Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and was adopted by Tammy Turley and her family.

The family wanted her to have a normal life like other dogs so they gave her a second chance. “Some people were saying, ‘oh, a dog like that should be put to sleep, what quality of life is she gonna have?” Tammy said. “But now that everyone’s met her they’re like ‘oh my god, she’s so happy!”

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Gracie has two siblings-one of them has three legs and the other one has paralyzed in his hind legs. Despite her disability, Gracie is an energetic dog and hops around using her hind legs. But, Tammy was worried about Gracie and wanted to find an easy way for her to get around. She looked for a wheelchair for Gracie but she was only a puppy and would quickly outgrow the fit it wasn’t worth getting. 

Abandoned Puppy Only Has Two Legs, So A 12-Year-Old Boy Made A Wheelchair Out Of Lego

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She was thinking about a way to make an affordable wheelchair for Gracie, that could easily be customized as she grew up. Ultimately, she got an out-of-the-box solution, Lego.

 Tammy asked a 12-year-old boy, who is the son of one of the shelter’s trainers, to use Lego to build a chair for the dog. He was able to do it and immediately accepted Tammy’s offer to build a fully functional wheelchair with nothing but plastic toy bricks. “He put a lot of thought into it and made it so that we velcroed Gracie in it.”

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Abandoned Puppy Only Has Two Legs, So A 12-Year-Old Boy Made A Wheelchair Out Of Lego

As Gracie was becoming older, he was able to quickly build her a new chair. He made a total of three models for Gracie. Now Gracie has fully grown up and can get fit into a proper wheelchair but couldn’t forget that colorful wheelchair made out of Lego and the boy who made it. 

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The Lego wheelchair helped Gracie very much to get ground smoothly. She used to roam here and there with that and also enjoyed its ride. 

Now Gracie can run around like other dogs and she set an example of being joyful and never giving up. Gracie’s story is also a lesson for the people who abandon their dogs due to disability. 

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Abandoned Puppy Only Has Two Legs, So A 12-Year-Old Boy Made A Wheelchair Out Of Lego

Tammy told The Dodo, “I just want people to realize that special needs animals need a chance to have a loving home also. She’s just like any other dog, so I don’t want people to feel sorry for her, I want them to enjoy her.” 

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Later she expressed that Gracie is happy, and we are also happy to help her. 

Well, we are also thankful for those who helped Gracie. God bless them.

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