Millions Of Strangers Are Sending Photos Of Their Dogs To Help A Boy Smile While Undergoing Chemo

January 9, 2015

In just a few short days, a Phoenix-area teenager named Anthony Lyons has been the recipient of nearly one million dog photos - and counting - from complete strangers.

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Facebook/Photo Doggies For Anthony

The event "Photo Doggies for Anthony" is an invitation for Facebook users to post photos of their dogs along with a message for a 16 year-old undergoing chemotherapy treatments. As of January 9, the event page has 1.5 million users sharing photos.

virtual pet therapy
Facebook/Photo Doggies For Anthony

Anthony is undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Some days, he gets dog visits at the hospital, but some days he doesn't. So a family friend created the page to to help make him smile.

photo doggies for Anthony
Facebook/Photo Doggies For Anthony

If you want to send Anthony a picture of your beloved pooch, visit Photo Doggies for Anthony.

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