Owen and Haatchi

A Beautiful story, about an 8 yr old boy, named Own Hawkins and his adopted dog, Haatchi. This brought tears to my eyes. Simply AWESOME!

Be sure to click on the original story, on the bottom, to watch the video.

The Dad Letters

Dear Malin Reese,

On Monday of this week, I read a story and watched an accompanying short documentary about an 8-year-old boy living in London named Owen Hawkins. I haven’t stopped thinking about Owen since and I want you to know his story. He’s a smart, thoughtful and funny kid with two loving parents and a dog named Haatchi that’s his best friend. Beyond that glazed description, Owen does not live a normal life. He’s one of thirty people in the world that lives with a condition called Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome. This means that his muscles never relax. His body is in a constant state of tension. He has little to no balance and he has to get around with a walker or an electric wheelchair. As I mentioned before, his best friend is a dog named Haatchi. Haatchi came into Owen’s life after surviving vicious cruelty at the hands of…

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