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8-Year-Old Virginia Boy Sells Pokémon Cards to Save His Puppy from Deadly Disease

Afouda Bamidele
Jun 19, 2021
02:30 P.M.

A Virginia kid who owns a puppy suffering from a life-threatening disease makes heart-warming moves to save his pet. The little boy decided to sell Pokémon Cards to raise funds.

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A 4 months old puppy Bruce was taken to the vet after he fell sick. After undergoing tests, the puppy was diagnosed with Parvo, a deadly virus that affects dogs. The cost for treatments was about $700, and the dog owner could not afford it.

Puppy Bruce was taken back home, but he didn't seem to be getting better and wasn't coming out of his cage. That was when 8-year-old Bryson Kliemann took matters into his own hands and turned his love for Pokémon into something profitable.

A photo of a box of Pokémon Cards | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo of a box of Pokémon Cards | Photo: Shutterstock

The 8-year-old kid, with his belief that everyone loved Pokémon cards, took to the street to sell some of his Pokémon Collectibles to help raise funds for his sick dog. His mother, Kimberly Woodruff, was cut off guard by his actions.

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Although Kliemann did make good sales at first, he later got about $400 with the help of other people. According to his mother, people were willing to support him as they donated their Pokémon cards, money, pet supplies, and other items.

A screenshot of Bryson Kliemann that sold his Pokémon Cards | Photo: twitter.com/TODAY

A screenshot of Bryson Kliemann that sold his Pokémon Cards | Photo: twitter.com/TODAY

Woodruff noted in an interview that she got a text message with a picture of Kliemann and a sign that indicated he was selling Pokémon cards. His mother was impressed by his actions and decided to render some assistance.

In another case of wild rescue, a 17-year-old California girl, Hailey Morinico, saved her family's dog from a bear attack.

A screenshot of boy selling his Pokémon Cards | Photo: twitter.com/WIS News

A screenshot of boy selling his Pokémon Cards | Photo: twitter.com/WIS News

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Kliemann's mom uploaded the photos she got on the Internet to help create awareness. She also started a GoFundMe intending to raise about $800. But to her surprise, people were supportive, and in the end, they got over $1,900.

8-Year-Old Kliemann noted that the amount they got made him happy. After receiving treatment for about a week, Bruce reunited with his best buddy. However, the puppy is still in the recovery process.

A screenshot of a Pokémon Card and a dog | Photo: twitter.com/JUICE Malaysia

A screenshot of a Pokémon Card and a dog | Photo: twitter.com/JUICE Malaysia

Woodruff explained that the remaining money from the community support would help assist other families with their veterinary bills and provide future vaccination for Bruce and other sick dogs in the area.

In another case of wild rescue, a 17-year-old California girl, Hailey Morinico, saved her family's dog from a bear attack. Adrenal hormones fled as the teen pushed the bear off a wall in her backyard.

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A screenshot of Hailey Morinico confronting a bear | Photo: twitter.com/NBC 7 San Diego

A screenshot of Hailey Morinico confronting a bear | Photo: twitter.com/NBC 7 San Diego

She stated in an interview that she was not aware of the type of animal it was, and all she could think about was her dog. After retreating her dog from the hands of the bear, the brave teen quickly ran to safety.

Brave kids keep the action running as another 5-year-old boy rescued his sister and dog out of a burning house. The Bartow County Fire Department was alerted about the incident. On arrival, they realized someone already saved the day.

A screenshot of Noah Woods | Photo: twitter.com/Jennifer Gould

A screenshot of Noah Woods | Photo: twitter.com/Jennifer Gould

The Fire Department acknowledged the young boy Noah Woods for his bravery. Dwayne Jamison, the fire department chief, explained that Woods saved himself, his sister, and his dog through a window.

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