How a Kid and a Dog, Both Born With a Skin Condition, Became The Unlikeliest Of Friends

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Skin conditions are always hard to cope with especially since they’re so visible. Carter Blanchard, an 8-year-old Arkansas kid born with vitiligo agrees.
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But recently, he has discovered newfound confidence and happiness…
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…after meeting a dog with the exact same condition.

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The dog’s name is Rowdy. He too suffers from vitiligo, a condition that can cause white patches all over the body.(boredpanda.com)

They met each other online and have become real-life buddies since then. People donated generously to help Carter fly to Portland just to meet the dog.
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Niki Umbenhower, Rowdy’s owner, felt “goosebumps” thinking about the moment Carter walked through the door.
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The power of friendship truly knows no bounds, no shape and no color! (instagram.com/white_eyed_rowdy)

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