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Dog the Bounty Hunter’s good side was always apparent for his many fans–if emails and comments to recent stories are any guide. But that side of Duane “Dog” Chapman was also apparent to a 15-year-old handicapped boy who got his wish to meet the Dog recently.
Dog’s soft heart showed through his rough exterior for Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press. Read her excellent article about Dog making a handicapped boy’s wish come true in “A&E Kills The Dreams of Handicapped Youngsters by Pulling Bounty Hunter Off the Air“. As she put it:
[L[ost in this latest chapter is what Duane Chapman the man really is: generous to a fault and an inspiration to people who rarely find it elsewhere.
This time last year, televisionâ€™s celebrated bounty hunter was making wishes come true for 15-year-old Steve Eltz, who after a long history of surgery and medical procedures, including treatment for cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, seizures and orthopedic problems, got to meet his hero, Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Steveâ€™s tale is the story of a perpetually playful lad, whoâ€™d much sooner be down at the local creek catching tadpoles with his pal D.J. than back in hospital for yet another operation. It is the story of a youngster under the most discouraging of circumstances still trying to tease his sister, Laura when he thinks she could use a little cheering up.
The story relates how Dog chipped in to help make the lad’s life a little happier.
In any case, with setbacks that would discourage even the most courageous of adults, Steve Eltz, kept alive the dream of someday, somehow meeting face-to-face with his hero.
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