Johnny Martin had a rare soft cell cancer. He was treated at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital with 26 hours of surgery which removed dozens of tumours inside his chest and a year of 5-days-a-week chemotherapy during which he looked out over a local dog park dreaming about living with a dog companion. He wanted a corgi.
“It was all he wanted to talk about, so we knew we needed to get in touch with an organisation that could fulfil that wish for him.”Social worker Jessica King
He made that known and social worker Jessica King contacted a charity which organises puppies for animal lovers fighting illnesses, Little Wish Foundation, to make arrangements for Johnny’s dream to come true with the gift of a cute, female, black-and-white corgi. “This is my baby…”
He was given the dog in the street as shown in the photos. Johnny has been told he is cancer free. He takes drugs to keep it at bay.