Tragic Disease Bonds Dogs and Kids
Batten Disease "is a rare inherited genetic disorder leading to a breakdown of the entire nervous system," according to the NPR report.
The story explains how parents of the afflicted kids - who die young, after going blind and losing muscle control - are working with the owners of Tibetan Terrier - the dogs, like the children, have seizures, go blind, and lose control of their bodies - are offering each other support and useful information.
It's a real heartbreaker.
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