Quack Medicine, indeed.

I just love this story. It exemplifies why dogs suffering from cancer or various disabilities (amputee, blind, etc.) who visit medically compromised patients are so successful.

Quack medicine: Disabled boy, 4, learns to walk after copying lame duckling
By Daily Mail Reporter, February 11, 2010

A four-year-old boy who was told he would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life has miraculously learned to walk by copying a disabled duckling.

Finlay Lomax suffered a stroke as a baby and developed cerebral palsy which affects the way the brain co-ordinates movement in the body.

The family were told Finlay would never walk because of the condition, but defying the odds he has now learned to stand on his own two feet after he began studying a day-old duckling.

Although Finlay has been provided with physical therapy for years, he has never shown growth until Ming-Ming’s arrival. All it took was for the duck to begin physical therapy and to then walk, for Finlay to finally realize the connection.

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