There are many inspiring stories of people who have overcome crippling hardships, accidents or illnesses on the internet and everywhere around us. We tend to call these people fighters, survivors, etc. however, not many would attribute this characteristic to pets or even animals in general but this dog can teach us a lesson or two about having a fighting spirit.
One day, a sadist walked up to Sky, and for no apparent reason cut his head in half with a sharp blade. This attack split his skull, tore out his left eye and should have left him for dead, but somehow he managed to survive but was in desperate need of urgent medical attention.
Under normal circumstances, this attack would have left the dog in serious pain, and the hospital would prefer to euthanize him, but they noticed his fighting spirit; that he was responding well to pain medications and IV treatments. After conducting a CT scan on him, the medical staff decided to do all they could to save him. However, the surgery would not be so easy.
Sky’s muscles, nerves and zygomatic arch were severely damaged by the injury. This meant that he was in need of a maxillofacial reconstructive surgery to fix the remaining half of his face, and his jaw which was locked, rendering him incapable of eating and panting. This meant that if he wasn’t treated immediately he would die of starvation or overheating.
Sky’s surgery turned out to be a complete success. Apart from his lost eye, his face healed nicely. He regained control of his jaw and can pant and eat without any problems. All this, however, is just part of the good news.
Shortly after his surgery, Sky was adopted into a new family in Germany. From the first time they met, it was love at first sight. His new family shed tears of joy on seeing him. Hey felt all the hardship he had been through and were happy that they get to take care of such a wonderful dog with an even more amazing story.
Sky is enjoying his new family. He now has a rambunctious brother that he loves to run around and play with. His family loves him, and they have never for once taken his face into account. In fact if anything, they see him as more special because of it.
Sky’s story is one of hope, love and trust. It can teach us that there is no challenge too hard that we can’t overcome, that no matter what happens to us whether in the course of our problems or despite the scars we bear, there would always be people that would love us still. Lastly, Sky didn’t judge his new family by his past experience. His story can teach us that we shouldn’t let our past hurts prevent us from experiencing something amazing.
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