An 8-year-old boy from Arkansas who has vitiligo, a rare skin disorder, has found confidence thanks to a dog who has the same disease.
Carter Blanchard and @white_eyed_rowdy, a 13-year-old Labrador retriever from Canby, Ore., have finally met up after being online buddies. “Carter was diagnosed and got vitiligo the exact same month and year that Rowdy did,” Carter’s mom Stephanie Adcock said.
Adcock said her son would come home from school and say “He hates his face and hates his skin.” That was until Adcock found photos of Rowdy on Facebook. “I read that Rowdy had vitiligo and I was blown away, and when I showed Carter, he was so excited to see a dog that was famous for his Vitiligo,” Adcock said. “[Rowdy] really changed the way he saw his own skin. It wasn’t a problem anymore. So ever since then, we have been keeping in touch.”
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