In the spring of 2007, shortly after receiving a wheel chair from a 4th grade class in OK, Xavier became seriously ill. He required extensive medical care and multiple emergency hospital stays, culminating with a trip to a neurological specialist in Boston. The financial strain of this emergency, on top of his already demanding medical needs, was almost too much for his adoptive family to handle. Fortunately, Marvin stepped in and generously donated funds to help cover his emergency care and prescription diet.

Update 2007: Xavier is now doing wonderfully. He no longer requires medication, though Marvin is still assisting with his specialized diet. He is now focusing on mastering the use of his cart and spends his time at the shelter, visiting and teaching students about pets with special needs.
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