Puppy love to help cancer rehabilitation

Georgia and Ozzy

Fourteen year old Georgia was referred to Starlight for a once-in-a-lifetime wish following her diagnosis with osteosarcoma, a severe form of bone cancer which commonly occurs in adolescents. 

Georgia and OzzyGeorgia’s greatest wish was to have her own British Bulldog puppy that she could take for walks to help her rehabilitation following major surgery to replace her knee joint and tibia. Georgia also told Starlight: “A dog would help to keep me positive throughout chemotherapy and would help to keep me motivated to get home.” 

The family already has a two year old Labrador called Elvis and Georgia said: “If I had a bulldog, he could keep Elvis company when my family visits me in hospital.”

Starlight contacted a local breeder and Georgia was given her very own British Bulldog, which she named Ozzy. Georgia’s mum, Katy, told Starlight that Ozzy is settling in very well at home and Georgia is over the moon with her new friend.