Life can be challenging, for humans and animals alike. Sometimes the only thing that gets us through the challenging parts of life is a positive attitude and good support system. Chris P. Bacon, is an amazing little piggy that gets around thanks to his wheelchair. Despite his challenges, Chris P. Bacon has a great attitude and a charming personality. Keep reading to find out more about Chris P. Bacon’s remarkable story.
Chris P. Bacon (great name, right?) was a cute little pig that was born without function in his hind legs which left him unable to walk. He was first discovered by a young woman on her family’s farm. She brought baby piglet to a Florida veterinary clinic, thinking that it might be best for the little pig to be put down. A vet at the clinic named Dr. Len Lucero saw a different future for the little piggy and decided to adopt him personally instead.
Dr. Lucero wanted to help Chris P. Bacon to feel independent and lead a happy life, so he constructed a small wheelchair out of his son’s set of K’Nex toys. This small functioning wheelchair allowed Chris P Bacon to move around independently. Video of Chris using his toy-made wheelchair went viral on the internet- allowing him to become a piggy superstar. He has also upgraded his wheels, trading in his homemade wheelchair for a professionally-made wheelchair.
Chris P. Bacon’s story of persevering through a physical handicap is amazing, but what is even more amazing is the difference that a person like you can make on a person or animal’s life. Dr. Lucero saved Chris P. Bacon’s life and continues to give him the support he needs to be happy and healthy, despite all odds.
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