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Megyn Finds Love in A New Best Friend

  • Megyn and her new BFF.
    © Photo courtesy of Scott Harder, Mill Creek Multimedia

  • Rizzo may be big, but she's also a great cuddler!
    © Photo courtesy of Scott Harder, Mill Creek Multimedia

  • Megyn knew a Great Dane was the perfect fit for her new pal!
    © Photo courtesy of Scott Harder, Mill Creek Multimedia

  • Plenty of kisses and cuddles for this duo!
    © Photo courtesy of Scott Harder, Mill Creek Multimedia

“ It's like she was before she was sick. ”

- Donna, Megyn's mom

Adopt-A-Wish Sponsor: Scott and Jill Walker

Thirteen-year-old wish recipient Megyn is used to being under the microscope as she's undergone many tests, procedures and chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. But, she also likes to use the microscope. In fact, she aspires to become a marine biologist or veterinarian one day because she loves science and animals.

A long-time fan of canines, when Make-A-Wish® volunteers asked Megyn about her wish, she instantly knew she wanted a dog. Megyn spent hours upon hours each day researching different dog breeds. She watched hours of Animal Planet and even wrote a report on the many different breeds before concluding that the Blue Merle Mantle Great Dane was the one for her.

Love at first sight

A beutiful friendship begins to blossom<br><em>© Photo courtesy of Scott Harder, Mill Creek Multimedia</em>Megyn was introduced to her soul mate just one year after being diagnosed with cancer. Megyn and Rizzo hit it off right from the start. Megyn's mom, Donna, said that she is much more active since Rizzo has become a part of the family. "It's like she was before she was sick," she said.

Rizzo is a typical puppy: sleeping, eating (lots), playing, and being a bit mischievous. Far from the 16 lbs. she weighed when introduced to the family, just three months later, Rizzo more than tripled her weight and continues to grow. She is the largest of the breed and 100 percent European, so this comes as no surprise to her new family. Rizzo's new BFF has no problem spoiling her, even if that means picking up a dog half her size or taking her along to sleepovers.

Megyn's big wish has grown into something even bigger than she had expected. With Rizzo by her side, these partners-in-crime anticipate many adventures together for years to come.

Special thanks: Volunteers Leah Sattler and Melissa Agan, Adopt-A-Wish sponsor Jill Walker, Petland, Simply Paws, Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital and Rene Gassage.

She is much more active since Rizzo came into the family. It's like she was before she was sick. ”

— Donna, Megyn's mom

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Megyn and Rizzo look like they are the perfect pair. It must be so much fun in that house! I can almost hear Rizzo's paws on the piano!

May 17, 2013 - 9:46 AM

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