Injured Army Veteran Training Three Legged Puppy to be a Therapy Dog

Back in 2006, Christy Gardner was a U.S. Army Military Police Officer on a peacekeeping mission. She suffered an injury and – because of complications from those injuries – had both of her legs amputated.

This change was difficult and made Christy unsure about what to do with her life.

Things turned around in 2010 when she was partnered up with a service dog named Moxie. The dog had an immediate effect – and Christy goes so far as to say Moxie saved her life.

Christy now wants to help others by training a puppy to be a therapy dog for others in need. The puppy – named Lucky – has something in common with Christy as he had to deal with an amputation as well.

So now, Christy and Moxie are training the three-legged dog, Lucky, how to help others -- both when in public and during more private moments.

Once his training is complete, Lucky will likely be placed in a Maine school that serves kids with special needs, showing them it’s OK to be different and that you don’t have to be good at everything in order to be amazing at something.

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