Associated Press Release
By TAMARA LUSH
SUMTERVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- In many circumstances, a piglet without the use of its hind legs would be put down. But Chris P. Bacon's unusual condition has made him an international star and an inspiration to those with disabilities.
When Chris was born in Florida, a woman brought him into Len Lucero's veterinary office, assuming the animal would be euthanized.
But Lucero noticed how the little pig pulled himself along with his front legs. Lucero says he couldn't euthanize the pig and brought it home.
Lucero built a wheelchair out of some of his son's toys so Chris could move around, then found a dog-sized harness and cart.
Chris is now 22 pounds and inspires people around the world. His Facebook page and website recently helped him land a three-book publishing deal.