This Little Boy With A Rare Genetic Disease Found The ULTIMATE Walking AidAshley Maisano
Zaiden Beattie, 7, has a rare genetic disease called ataxia-telangiectasia, which will progressively affect his balance and muscle control. He will ultimately have to use a wheelchair and this disease could eventually be fatal. In the meantime, instead of using a walker to get around, he found something MUCH betterâ€¦
Beattie was given an adorable 7-year-old miniature horse, named Gwen, to be his service animal! Beattie is allowed to bring Gwen to school with him and can rest his weight on her whenever he needs to. Gwen lives in the familyâ€™s backyard with her colt, Zoe. Not only is Gwen a service animal for Beattie, but sheâ€™s also a friend!