12-year-old boy builds Lego wheelchair for dog born without legs

Gracie is a puppy who due to a birth defect was born without her front legs. She was immediately dumped by her owners but before eventually ending up in a vets office. At the time, the little puppy had lost patches of hair and had maggots crawling on her but she did not lose her will to live. Gracie was slowly nursed back to health and her life turned around completely when she was adopted by a loving family who instantly fell in love with the puppy even despite her disability.

The puppy was adopted by the Turney family that also happens to run an animal shelter. They had already adopted one paralyzed dog before and had experience in taking care of a disabled pet.

Naturally, Gracie had trouble walking but was too small for a wheelchair so the family had to come up with some sort of a solution.

That’s where 12-year-old Dylan came to help – the boy used LEGO bricks to make a wheelchair for Gracie.

A LEGO wheelchair was perfect for the rapidly growing puppy – it was cheap and easy to adjust.

With a little trial and error, Gracie got the hang of the wheelchair.

Soon enough she was running around like any little puppy her age!

Eventually, as Gracie got bigger, Dylan added bigger wheels to the wheelchair.

The puppy got an “adult” wheelchair as she got older.

Gracie’s story proves that any puppy can live a happy and fulfilling life with the help of caring and loving owners.

15 Pics That Prove Every Second With Your Loved Ones Is a Treasure to Keep

Reuniting with loved ones, helping those we care about, or a simple photoshoot with our kids and pets can make even a few minutes feel magical. All the better if we take photos of those moments. This way we can be reminded of them and ignite a warm spark inside of us, even if we feel down.

We at <strong>Bright Side have a soft spot for family and friends and we just can’t resist sharing our latest compilation of special moments that people shared on the internet.

1. “My son teaching his little sister how to walk from his wheelchair.”

2. “My husband rooting for our daughter is the energy I need this week.”

3. “Today we celebrated one year of beating a tumor. My wife made me a cake! Yea, my son is trying to steal it.”

4. “Surprised my friend by bringing him to a zoo where he got to pet his favorite animal, a sloth. His face says it all.”

5. “A ‘photoshoot’ my husband did while I was at work. If this doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.”

6. “6 months meets 96 years — my Nana held her first great-granddaughter for the first time ever today!”

7. “Family moment 30 years ago with my mom and grandpa.”

8. “It took me nearly 26 years to find my father and his family. This is my newborn daughter and my uncle (my father’s brother).”

9. “I met my father for the first time in my (now) 29 years. We decided to have a ‘1st birthday’ on my 29th birthday.”

10. “I was a donor to my sister’s girlfriend and I’m now a proud uncle to my donor child.”

11. “My 96-year-old great-grandma with my kids and I. So thankful she’s in our lives!”

12. “Our flight got canceled for my birthday trip, and I missed the fancy pedicure we had booked. My husband surprised me the next day.”

13. “Met my internet best friend of 7 years for the first time!”

14. “My friend giving the neighborhood kids a huge box of chalk.”

15. “My daughter and I vs My granddaughter and I”

Which one touched your heart the most? Do you have a story with your loved one that you would like to share?

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