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Lame Duck Teaches Disabled Boy to Walk

Becci Lomax of Plymouth, England encountered a baby duckling that was going to be put down because of a lame leg. She took the duck in and nursed it back to health. As Lomax gave the duck, now named Ming-Ming, a dose of physical therapy every day, her 4-year-old son Finlay, who was born with cerebral palsy, watched and learned.

“This is the most amazing thing because in doing physio on the duckling, the same as I do for my son, Finlay took his first three steps after watching me doing the physio with the duckling.

“I was brimming with pride.

“Finlay uses a frame at home but even that’s increased. He said ‘I walk like the duck Mummy’,” says Becci.

Is this quack medicine? We’ll see when she gets a bill. Link -via Fark

*ducks*

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February 10th, 2010

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