How could a tiny French Bulldog Puppy save a baby's life? Certainly not by preventing an accident, or protecting the house from intruders.
But Zalánka, an 18 month old baby living in Debrecen, Hungary, does not need that kind of protection. What he needs is a bone marrow transplantation and his mum to be able to look after him and his 3 brothers and sister.
Zalánka was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma (bone cancer) in 2010 August. He has been through several Chemotherapy treatments. His mum is doing an amazing job raising five kids on her own and taking Zalánka to the hospital for treatments. However, looking after the family prevents her from working and after the bone marrow transplantation she will have to be with Zalánka in a sterile room for two months 24/7. As a result, the family cannot make ends meet without external financial support, not to mention the expenses of cancer treatment.
Generous people and local charitable events have already helped a great deal, but more is needed.