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Tribute to a Therapy Rabbit

Benjamin the therapy rabbitThe Des Moine Register recently published a piece about a therapy rabbit named Benjamin who helped many people at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He died earlier this month at age 10.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Ann Bernabe lives in the same apartment building as Toombs. She has a story about Benjamin the Bunny: Bernabe’s grandson was admitted to the hospital several years ago with meningitis. His right side was paralyzed. Anderson brought her rabbit into the boy’s room, day after day after day, and placed Benjamin on the boy’s left side. The boy was told he was allowed to pet Benjamin only with his right arm.

Little by little, the boy started using his right side again.

For the full story, see the Des Moines Register.

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3 Responses to “Tribute to a Therapy Rabbit”

  1. Nicole Spasiano Says:

    beautiful.
    I love my rabbits and they can def lighten my mood so I understand the healing power that animals have.

  2. Indoor Rabbit Cages Says:

    This is such an emotional story, rabbits lovers like us are the only ones that understand the truth miracle behind this.

  3. Brigitte Says:

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site
    is wonderful, as well as the content!

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