A boy with a really rare skin disorder always hated the way he looked until he met his dog twin! The two of them are now best friends and are proud of their uniqueness!
Carter Blanchard is an 8 year old boy who has a really rare skin condition called vitiligo. He always hated the way he looked until he met a special dog friend with the same condition as his own. “His face was transforming really quickly,” his mother says, Arkansas based Stephanie Adcock. “The first thing he would tell me when he gets in the car is that he hates his face and hates the way he looks”. It really seemed it would take a miracle to teach the boy how to appreciate and live with his unique appearance.
Meet Carter Blanchard, a boy who has a skin disorder called vitiligo, who was really ashamed of his strange appearance!
Meet Rowdy, a Labrador dog with the same condition as his!
They`re prayers got answered in the form of a 13 year old purebred black Labrador dog Rowdy. The dog got diagnosed with vitiligo the same year as Carter did. His white patches made him Internet famous, and that is how Carter’s mother first discovered him. “I read that Rowdy had vitiligo, and I was shocked… When I showed Carter, he was so excited to see a dog that was famous for his vitiligo disorder”.
Then, the boy and the dog finally met, and it was really magical. The mother says that since meeting Rowdy and developing such a strong friendship, Carter is way more confident and learned to embrace his uniqueness as a good thing.
“Rowdy making children and adults embrace their diversity is beyond rewarding for us. I am in awe of what we are able to accomplish with his rare condition,” Rowdy’s says.