Dog Battling Cancer Waits To Reunite With Soldier Back From Deployment (VIDEO)
Dogs are some of the most loyal creatures on earth. Their devotion to their family members is amazing. The story of an 11 year old dog diagnosed with cancer shows just how strong that loyalty can be.
Kermie was diagnosed with cancer a month after her owner, Eric Ralston, left for an 8-month deployment. Eric's wife, Jennifer, wrote on her YouTube page that the family didn't expect Kermie to be able to make it long enough to see her 'dad' return.
Then just twelve days before Eric was to return home, the family got some very disappointing news. Jennifer wrote on her YouTube page, "The deployment was being extended indefinitely. I just KNEW Kermie would not make it until Christmas."
But Kermie did just that - she was able to hang in there until Eric did finally come home. Eric's return was "some sort of magic pill" for Kermie. She loved him so much that after he came home she began eating and drinking again and lived to see her 12th birthday that January. Sadly her tumor did get the best of her in late Febuary, 2013, but she had been able to spend her last days with the man that she loved so much.
Her family captured the miraculous moment of Eric Ralston being reunited with his dog, Kermie on video. Needless to say she was ecstatic about seeing him again. Watch the happy moments of their reunion below.
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