Melanie Butera was diagnosed with cancer– her doctors told her to get her things in order. Soon after, a blind baby deer wandered into her life and changed everything. Butera, a veterinarian, knew that the deer, Dillie, was dying. A farmer had brought Dillie to the emergency clinic where Butera worked.
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The fawn had been abandoned by her mother and was only three-days-old. With time, love, and proper care Dillie gained back nearly 50% of her vision! Butera got better too. Butera wrote a book called “Dillie the Deer: A True Story of Love, Healing, and Family.” In the book, Butera describes the night they met Dillie and how powerful love can be.
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Dillie continues to live with Butera and her husband in their home in Canal Fulton, Ohio. She has her own room and is potty trained!
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