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Bulldog Inspires Thousands While Battling Cancer

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A special-needs bulldog in Maine battles cancer while inspiring thousands along the way.

Unlike most dogs, Griffin doesn't walk, he runs into the vet's office.

"Griffin was born with swimmers syndrome which is a neurological condition, so he's never walked," said owner Lisa Bassett.

Griffin has more than ten thousand Facebook fans from around the world.

They're sending him messages of encouragement and so much more.

But then again, Griffin is no ordinary dog.

The five year old English bulldog was within one hour of being put down before he was rescued by Lisa and Chris Bassett.

"We just thought oh my gosh this dog needs a family," recalls Lisa.

Griffin loves new family and all of his online friends online too.

She continues, "he's a ham. He can't get enough attention. He's used to the universe revolving around him."

His fans send words of encouragement and love along with toys and treats.

That support means more than ever now that Griffin is battling cancer. He was diagnosed with lymphoma last summer.

His loyal fans have raised $20,000 to help the pup battle lymphoma.

Griffin's owners say the cancer is spreading. They aren't sure how long he has, but they know he'll leave behind an extraordinary legacy.

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