This Pit Bull Was Adopted by the Family With Autistic Child. How They Influence Each Other is AMAZING!!!

We are glad to introduce to you two incredible individuals, Xena the Warrior Puppy and her best friend Jonny. Xena is a rescued pit bull. She’s been abused and found in the worst condition possible. Her rescuers started a Facebook page for her to ask people for help and find her a loving home. Hickey family has had their own struggles. After their son Jonny has been diagnosed with Autism, they spent thousands on therapy, but nothing seemed to help. Jonny’s mother heard Xena’s story. She started following her page and ended up adopting the dog. What happened since Jonny has been introduced to Xena is incredible. This story has touched me so deeply, I couldn’t hold back tears of joy. Please, enjoy and share this inspiring story.


Such an amazing story! These two warriors are not only help each other every day, they also help others, which makes them true heroes in my book. People believe that Pit Bulls become aggressive after being abused. It is not true. Love and compassion can change anyone. The main problems that the boy had, caused by Autism, were communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior. It is estimated that in the US 1 out of 88 children age 8 has Autism. This disorder varies significantly in character and severity, but it occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age group. Males are 4 times more likely to have Autism. Scientists are not certain about what causes it, but it’s likely that both genetics and environment play a role. In families with one child with Autism, the risk of having a second child with the disorder is approximately 5%, or one in 20. For many children symptoms improve with treatment and with age. There is no cure for it, only therapies and behavioral interventions that help treat specific symptoms. The animal-assisted therapy is a great addition to treatment for children with Autism. Interaction with animals can offer both physical and emotional benefits. It helps improve strength, coordination, and physical abilities, but mostly it brings much joy, that helps children feel better and be more self-confident. Animal-assisted therapy can be as simple as getting a pet, or as structured as programs that offer horseback riding or swimming with dolphins.

Sources:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/autism/how-pet-therapy-can-help.aspx

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