Earth Angel

More: When Hazel was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with IVDD and experienced complete paralysis from the neck down. The vets said she would never walk again and was not even a candidate for IVDD surgery- with such little hope, they insisted she be euthanized right then & there. I never gave up on Hazel, the same way she never gave up on me. With alternative medicine and laser therapy, Hazel regained her strength and defied all odds. Hazel is a warrior. She represents the innate strength and perseverance within us all. She is proof that miracles are all around us; we just have to choose to see them.