Chris P. Bacon is a two-legged pig who moves around in a wheelchair, making headlines wherever he rolls. This week, Mr. Bacon was back in the news when he was brought to Franciscan Hospital for Children to cheer up the kids, and get in some quality play time.
The animal was recruited by the facility to provide encouragement for the kids, many of whom get around in wheelchairs and face complex challenges. He's become such a star these days; there are books about him, t-shirts and other merchandise.
Deanna Dwyer, Director of Marketing, tells the Good News Blog, "He's cute and friendly and a great example of how what makes us different can ALSO be one of things that makes us remarkable!"
Mr. Bacon was brought to the hospital thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, who paid for the pig and his owner, Dr. Len, to travel to Boston from Florida.
"He was able to spend the entire day meeting and interacting with children all over the hospital. They asked himRead More »from Chris P. Bacon to the Rescue