• Autistic Boy Speaks For The First Time After Meeting Special Cocker Spaniel

    17 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Five-year-old Leon has autism and a rare brain condition called Chiari malformation. His brain condition causes the lower part of his brain to push toward his spinal canal, causing throbbing headaches. He also has to be fed through a gastrostomy tube in his tummy.
    At a young age, Leon, who prefers to be called “Mancub” after Mowgli's nickname in The Jungle Book , didn't speak at all. He always kept to himself and avoided interactions with people. But when his parents brought home a Cocker Spaniel puppy named Fern, everything changed. Mancub opened up to Fern and soon became more confident...
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