8 year old Carter Blanchard, isn’t feeling so alone since meeting a dog halfway across the country with the same skin condition
Carter who is an African American boy was first diagnosed with Vitiligo in kindergarten and lost confidence as white patches appeared around his eyes.
Life was tough for Carter, but help came in the form of Rowdy, a 13-year-old purebred black Labrador retriever in Oregon who was diagnosed with vitiligo the same year as Carter.
When Stephanie first found pictures of Rowdy on Facebook, she quickly shared them with her son.
Carter and his mom reached out to Rowdy’s owner, Niki Umbenhower of Canby, Ore., and built a long-distance friendship.
That relationship became closer this past week after KATU viewers donated money to bring Carter and his mom to Canby to meet Rowdy.
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