Girl With Life-Threatening Disorder Has The Best Day Of Her Life When She Swims With Therapy Otters

Seven-year-old Hannah Evans struggles with a life-threatening gastrointestinal disorder. She was able to put her worries to rest for a day when she got to swim in a pool with two friendly otters.

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Evans got to visit the Nurtured By Nature Animal Sanctuary, where she swam with therapy otters Lilly and Poppy. The otters have been trained by the facility to interact with kids who have severe or terminal illnesses.

“The most important thing is to give them a positive day where they are free of thinking about maybe the pain or the illness or the treatment that they’re going through,” Kevin Yates, one of the sanctuary founders, told CBS News. “It’s super important to treat the psyche and to have a good outlook, especially when you’re in pain or you’re sick or scared.”

This experience was one that Evans will never forget. Her dad said it gave her spirits a much-needed boost. Watch this awesome experience in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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