Gracie was just a newborn puppy when her previous owners threw her away because she was missing her front legs as a result of a birth defect. Eventually, she was adopted by the Turley family – a family who runs their own shelter of their own – and the biggest concern was about her mobility. Growing puppies aren’t eligible for a wheelchair fitting, so Dylan, a 12-year-old volunteer, came up with a brilliant idea. He decided to use LEGO, which can easily be readjusted with flexibility as Gracie continued to grow. Read more for a video and additional information.
Once Gracie grew old enough, she was able to get fitted with a standard wheelchair, and as a result of Dylan’s invention, she’s just like any other dog today. The permanent wheelchair can withstand all the daily rigors of a dog, including running, playing, and plenty of tail wagging.
- Kids can build and rebuild 3 fun toys with this LEGO Creator 3in1 set. Build your own Townhouse Pet Shop and Café and then rebuild it to create a multi-story Bank or Market Street with tram!
- Packed with details for imaginative play, including a café with upper-level
- With 3 alternative builds, 3 minifigures and dog, toucan and mouse figures, this 969-piece LEGO Creator 3in1 set will keep boys and girls over 9 years old, and fans and big kids of all ages, entertained for hours
- The 3in1 Townhouse Pet Shop and Café model measures over 9 inches (25cm) high, 7 inches (20cm) wide and 8 inches (22cm) deep
- This LEGO Creator 3in1 Townhouse Pet Shop and Café 31097 creative toy is a perfect gift for kids who love to build and role-play, It can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for more creative fun
- Features a dog, duck and 3 ducklings
- Dog measures over 3" (8cm) high, duck measures over 1" (4cm) high
- Squirrel measures over 3" (9cm) high, owl measures over 3" (8cm) high
- Dog features posable legs and ears, an opening mouth, and a brown, dark-orange, white and black color scheme
- Duck features posable head and wings, and a tan, green, yellow, orange and white color scheme, ducklings come with a yellow and orange color scheme