Hector, a 2-year-old dog, born from a street dog, is the epitome of inspiration. He has one of the most terrible childhoods a dog can ever have, but it doesn’t lessen his lively character. When Hector was born, the temperature in his area was at negative forty degrees. His legs and tails were literally frozen to the ground, sticking to the street. When his mother picked him up, he lost his two hind legs.
Hector had a fortunate twist in his life. Somebody rescued him and brought him to a shelter. Eventually, he got adopted by Lisa Korol. For most of his time, Hector stayed inside the house. Lisa wouldn’t let him go outside as he may injure his hind legs and get an infection. Sad at the plight of his beloved pet, Lisa turned to the power of social media.
The community as one
Lisa shared Hector’s story on social media in hopes that she could find help to raise funds to buy Hector prosthetic legs. In less than a year, donations and proceeds from fundraisers poured in to help pay the nearly four thousand dollars price tag for the artificial limbs. The prosthesis was custom created in BC, Canada.
When the prosthetic legs arrived, Hector took to it immediately. In just four days, Hector was using prosthetic limbs as if he had done so all his life. He would go for walks, even in the cold winter weather. Ironically, he loved the snow, the same freezing conditions that took his legs. Hector could only use the prosthesis three times a day, though. And only for one hour each day.
But Lisa and Hector made full use of those short amounts of time. They go to schools and amputee centers to inspire people and to make them happy. Lisa says that Hector brings a lot of sunshine to those who have the same affliction as the dog. And Lisa adds that they owe all of these to a very generous community.
Source: CBC News: The National via Youtube