by Kathy Jones on  March 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM Child Health News
 Giant Schnauzer Helping Heal Kids
A giant schnauzer is having a fun playing a doctor at a children's hospital in Australia and is said to have played an important part in the recovery of some of the kids.

Ralf is quickly earning a reputation as a miracle worker as he prowls the patient wards at the Royal Children Hospital (RCH) and the 8-year old schnauzer is reported to have made Claire Couwenberg, 2, walk for the first time after undergoing a surgery to remove a cancerous kidney.

Fifteen months old Zeke Harrison also enjoys the time he spends with Ralf as he recovers from a rare genetic disorder that prevents the breakdown of proteins in his body.

Ralf's owner Caroline Lovick said that she brings Ralf to the RCH every Monday while the hospitals' volunteer program coordinator said that they have extended the volunteer program of bringing dogs to sick children throughout the week rather than just for one day.

Source: Medindia

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