Saturday, August 29, 2015

Marshall the Miracle Dog

No one, not human or animal, deserves any kind of abuse. A dog named Marshall was abandoned, abused and starving. He was among 60 other dogs living on a property without food, water and shelter. During the time of his rescue by Animal Planet’s "Confessions," he had a badly broken front leg, bite marks all over his body and a tennis ball sized hole in the side of his face. The Humane Society of Missouri came to the dogs rescue, however Marshall’s injuries were so serious they required surgery before he could be put up for adoption. Marshall died on the operating table…but was resuscitated and the medical team was able to repair his face and amputate his infected leg.
Today, Marshall happily lives in his forever home with has new owner Cyndi Willenbrock. Cyndi has made it her mission to not let Marshall’s traumatic story go unheard, in fact, she has been able to use the events of his past to spread hope to young kids being picked on and bullied in school. Marshall not only warms the hearts of those closest to him, but has inspired a feature film, “Marshall’s Miracle”, staring Lucas Carroll, Shannon Elizabeth, Matthew Settle and Lauren Holly.
You can find Marshall on Facebook and Twitter. Here's a video of Marshall and his new Mom from HooplaHa  doing what he does best: teaching children why bullying is bad.



Please help Marshall spread his message of no bullying, no abuse.

12 comments:

Lisette Brodey said...

What a wonderful story! So beautifully triumphant. Marshall is really inspiring!

James Stagg said...

What a wonderful therapy dog! So calm and peacful! Wonderful story! Thanks, Darlene!

Lynne said...

Great story! Bullying is such a big problem.

Darlene said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Lisette Brodey. You're so right, Marshall truly is inspiring!

Darlene said...

Thank you s much for commenting, James Stagg. He really is calm and peaceful. He is finally loved.

Darlene said...

Thank you, Lynne. Bullying really is a big problem and always has been. Thankfully, it's recognized now for what it is.

Anne said...

well done, Darlene.

Gordon Brice said...

Marshall is an inspiration and thanks to the excellent medical attention and loving home that he was fortunate to get, he has been able to show others faced with bullying and abuse, that there can be light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you, Darlene.

Re said...

Heart warming, inspirational, up lifting, excellent teacher with a lesson for us all, tied up in one amazing 3-legged bundle of love. Thanks for sharing, Darlene. Bless all those who cared for this innocent, but badly abused creature as well as his owner who is showing Marshall that there can be kindness in the human world.

Darlene said...

Thank you, Anne!

Darlene said...

I agree, Gordon, Marshall is definitely an inspiration. I'm glad you liked the post.

Darlene said...

Thank you so much, Re, for your comment. You've summed it up very nicely.