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Cancer is one of the worst things for anyone to experience in their lives. Almost everyone you know probably knows someone who has been affected by the horrible illness. Cancer can strike anyone at any time, and it seems as though everything causes it! No matter how hard we might try to avoid it, for some, getting cancer is inevitable. No one wants to find out that they have it, and for people who do, life can feel a bit devoid of beauty and miracles.

That’s why Maverick’s story is one for the ages. Read on to see a survivor story that truly defies all the odds. You truly won’t believe this miracle dog’s amazing story!

#12 Maverick Was Unfortunately Diagnosed With Cancer

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Maverick was an innocent lab who was diagnosed with cancer. He had suffered for a little bit from the illness, but he wasn’t ready to give up yet. He had a supportive family, and together, they did what they could to get Maverick through this tough and trying time.

#11 At One Point, They Thought He Would Be Fine

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It appeared as though Maverick was making a quick recovery, so the family was ecstatic to find out they wouldn’t be losing their beloved dog just yet. But cancer is an ugly illness, and Maverick’s challenging journey wasn’t over just yet. They feared things might have taken the opposite direction…

#10 But Cancer Reared Its Ugly Head Again

003--10-but-cancer-reared-its-ugly-head-agai-590217But just as quickly as Maverick appeared to be doing much better from the cancer, he ended up declining just as quickly. Maverick soon lost the ability to use his back legs, and it didn’t seem promising that he was going to make a quick recovery like he had last time.

#9 They Decided To Give Him A Great Last Day

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The family made the tough decision to have a last day of celebration for Maverick. They figured he wouldn’t be recovering, so it was time to give him a big send-off full of fun activities in order to celebrate his life and make it easier for them all to move on from the tragedy.

#8 But They Needed A Few Supplies

005--8-but-they-needed-a-few-supplies-586841Since Maverick wasn’t able to walk very well due to the infection spreading to his legs, the family knew that they needed to get him a wagon in order to be able to travel around easier. They decided to head to their local Lowe’s in search of the perfect wagon for Maverick’s last day.

#7 They Got Help From The Staff

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Once they made it to the hardware megastore, they realized getting supplies might be harder than expected. The bills from the vet were adding up, and they didn’t have a lot of disposable income to work with. But the staff quickly heard Maverick’s story and decided to help the family out by offering a huge discount on the wagon they had found.

#6 Maverick Was Spoiled With Treats

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Not only did Maverick get to travel around on his own personal wagon, but he was given treats as well! Everyone knows that dogs love to eat human food, but they aren’t always given it since it can be harmful to their health. Well, since it was Maverick’s last day, he got all the cheeseburgers and ice cream he could want.

#5 He Started Making A Recovery!

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Shockingly, the treats that one might normally avoid giving their dog actually appeared to help Maverick start to make a recovery! Although he couldn’t walk very well still, he appeared to be feeling better and more energetic! This was the last thing the family had been expecting this day. So what did this recovery mean?

#4 He Was Going To Make It!

 

009--4-he-was-going-to-make-it--812915c9c45549636022d4849cec350eThe family took Maverick back to the vet to get him checked out once and for all. Had the cancer returned and gone away, and will it be back? Well, they quickly found out that the cancer never came back in the first place! Unfortunately, Maverick had still been infected with a nervous system disease that made his back legs useless.

#3 His Family Couldn’t Be Happier

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His family still couldn’t be happier. Although Maverick can’t completely use his back legs, he is still able to walk just like any other dog using his wheelchair. The best part? He is cancer free! They thought it would be his last day, but it ended up being the first day of the rest of his life!

#2 He’s Gotten Used To His New Legs

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It was a bit of a rocky transition, but Maverick has adapted to his new wheelchair and is now healthier than ever. He is truly a tough dog to be able to come back from having cancer affect his body! He didn’t let that stop him, however, and now he is doing better than he or his family ever thought he would!

#1 Long Live The Miracle Dog

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Maverick went from being a dog who was on his very last day on this Earth, to being a miracle dog that was able to survive cancer! His family had already dealt with having to lose a member of their family, but they were ecstatic to find out that Maverick was there to stay with them for the rest of his life.

Stories like Maverick’s definitely don’t happen often. If you know someone with cancer, you know that it is an ugly disease that ruins the lives of many innocent people. It’s a tough battle, and not everyone is able to make it through. If you know anything about cancer, you also know that it has the chance of coming back more than once. That’s what everyone thought was happening to Maverick, but instead, he went against all odds and was able to make a miraculous recovery. Do you know someone with an incredible cancer story? Share with your friends and discuss your own personal miracles!

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