Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simply Amazing...

The following is a forward that I received from a friend. I usually don't repost forwards, but this one is truly worth it.

This story is not only amazing, but my immediate thoughts were concerning babies after I read this--aborted babies in particular--who aren't given the same chance as this dog was. Every year, thousands of babies are aborted simply because expecting parents are told their child has or might have some sort of birth defect.

Sadly, we live in a culture of death where the dignity of life and the unborn is not protected. Life comes from God and only He can choose when to take it.

Jasmin

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This is 'Faith'

This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 3 legs - 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which had to be amputated.



He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him. His first owner also did not think that he could survive and he was thinking of 'putting him to sleep.' But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself. She named him 'Faith'.



In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement. Later, she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk. Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward. After further training in the snow, he could now walk like a human being.



Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he attracts people to him. He is fast becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows. There is now a book entitled 'With a Little Faith' being published about him. He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.



His present owner, Jude Stringfellew, has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul.









23 comments:

  1. Just stopping by from SITS.

    Isn't it amazing how God can show his self in so many ways. Some people would feel sorry for Faith but others celebrate the difference. Great post.

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  2. What a great and inspiring story! I almost want to call my daughter and wake her to read it (but that's not pretty LOL)
    Thank you for sharing.
    Steph
    (via SITS and Diviacity :-)

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and inspiring story! Reading it made my day! Great blog by the way - fabulous design! Best wishes, Carla.

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  4. Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com stopping by from SITS

    This is a great story, I have seen news articles about him he's really an inspriration

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  5. I love this story. I did see Faith on Oprah. It's amazing what a little faith can do.

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  6. This is an amazing story. Thanks for sharing!

    Just stopping by from SITS wishing you a fabulous Wednesday!

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  7. What an inspiration!

    ...stopping by from SITS...

    Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

    pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

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  8. Stopping by from SITS...

    What a great post! Faith is so blessed to have someone that believes in him. Imagine the kind of world we'd live in if we all did.

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  9. Wow, that is an inspiring story. What a special owner.

    Visiting from SITS

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  10. I love this story! What a special doggie and owner!

    Visiting from SITS today,

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  11. What an amazing story!

    Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS! I just wanted to share some comment love. I hope the rest of your week is absolutely amazing!

    Many Blessings,

    Teresa <><

    http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow.. that is really, really cool that this animal was given a chance and is inspiring others now.THanks for sharing this.

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  13. I have recieved that email and find my self amazed. from SITS...
    I really like your blog. its got great color and its easy to access. keep up the great work.

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  14. oh yea... I've seen stories about Faith...
    Truly remarkable and inspiring!

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  15. Another sitsta:) But truly a nice story! Brought a tear in my eye, or even some more..

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  16. WOW! We should all have the same level of respect for life.

    Stopping by from SITS.

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  17. Thank God for those who care for our animals...great post, very inspiring

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

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  18. I've heard of this story, absolutely inspiring! Thanks for the post!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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    Have a lovely day!

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  19. He is such a beautiful puppy! I believe God has special plans for those who are seen by the world as imperfect, they are here to teach us not themselves. This includes animals.

    What a blessing, thank you for sharing. : )

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  20. that was the neatest thing. thank you so much for sharing!

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  21. This is phenomenal! I could not believe my eyes. I was just watching a tv show today w/c features this lady who was born w/o arms. She was an inspiration. Sometimes some people look at the bad side of things & never gave it a chance to see its worth in the end coz they end it before it even begin.

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