Llama With Prosthetic Leg Comforts Amputees

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Gary meets Bella, a Llama with a prosthetic leg who helps comfort amputees in Auburn.

Bella received her prosthetic leg after breaking her leg when she fell in a gopher hole.

Bella wouldn't keep still long enough for her leg to heal with a cast, so her owner, Trish, only had two options: to put her down or amputate her leg.

Bella can now travel with ease. The prosthetic leg saved her life!

Gary also chats with Michael Carlson, Bella's prosthetist and orthotist. Michael then thought it might be a good idea for the members of Gold Country Amputee Support Group to visit his furry friend.

The support group is for recent amputees to help them adapt to the change. Members of the group say "Bella is one of us!" and that she's a wonderful source of joy. It is important for Bella to show recent amputees that life goes on after the operation.

The Gold Country Amputee Support Group has a fundraiser coming up in October. It's a golf tournament in Turkey Creek. The group is looking for golfers and sponsors. You can sign up on their website, www.goldcountryamputees.com.

This report was filed by FOX40 intern Brookelynn Graditi. 

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