Eight-year-old Waikato wish child Toby loves dogs and dinosaurs. When it came time to choose the type of dog he wanted for his wish, he knew a miniature Dachshund puppy would make the perfect companion. He has named him Blue after the dinosaur from Lego Jurassic World.
Three years of treatment for cancer is keeping Toby isolated from school, in a lot of pain and feeling very down about friendship groups moving on without him. Having this adorable little puppy come into his life recently has meant the world to Toby and given him a new best friend to protect him.
Blue likes to sleep a lot and Toby gets tired easily so they're well matched.
Toby's mum says: “They’re cuddling together watching cartoons. I haven’t seen Toby this happy in a long time. It’s given him something to be responsible for and look beyond his own health challenges. I can’t thank you all enough.”
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