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Meet Harper, The Pitbull Puppy That Cheated Death 3 Times!

Speaking of things that make me cry: PUPPIES! Specifically this 11-week-old pitbull pup named Harper who escaped death, well, three times by my count. Harper was born with debilitating “swimmer puppy disorder,” in which they cannot walk and survival is unlikely. First, she was abandoned in a trash bag where she would have died if she hadn’t been found and brought to a shelter — to be euthanized. A shelter worker named Erica Daniel brought her home one night, telling “The Today Show” she was planning on “letting her sleep in bed with us, and having her humanely euthanized in the morning.” But it was not to be! After Harper managed to stand on her own four paws, Daniel was inspired to keep the pup and take care of her in hopes that she would someday be able to walk and thrive. And look at Harper now! I am a blubbering mess right now. Check out the “Today” segment after the jump. I will virtually share my Kleenex.

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