Profile of a white wolf

Mariah, an arctic wolf, was paralyzed by a stroke at the age of two, giving her a death sentence. She overcame insurmountable odds to walk again and run like the wind.   [gallery size="full" ids="1429,1430,1431,1432"]

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She was a stunning white wolf of unusual athletic ability—all lightness, grace, and agility. We named her Mariah because she could run like the wind. One day, when she was two years old, Jean and I turned our heads away for a moment. When we turned back, she was lying on the ground with utter panic in her eyes. Her back legs were paralyzed. Paralysis is a horrible death sentence for a wild animal. We rushed her to the Don, the vet. I drove, and Jean lay in the back of the truck with Mariah, comforting her. Her sides were swelling as we drove, symptoms of colic that kills so many animals. Don immediately inserted a needle in her side to relieve the pressure from the gas causing the colic....

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