Liam and Fenway

Meet Fenw​ay!

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Everything about Fenway is special. Born green because of a rare phenomenon due to staining by bile before birth, he was destined to be paired up with ten-year-old Liam McGourty. Liam has a rare diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Liam is a Boston Red Sox fan to the core. His favorite color is green and almost everything he wears is that color. He even has a green wheelchair called the green monster. Liam has been waiting for a GOFI puppy for almost a year and mommy dog Bridgett took matters into her own paws! “After 20 years of breeding, all of the sudden I get a green puppy,” said breeder and trainer Pauline Hoegler. “I couldn’t believe it, but I knew exactly who it was for.” And with that, this match was made. Liam met this little green puppy and appropriately named him Fenway. The two bonded immediately and their love for each other grows every day. But this special story does not stop there! Fenway will be puppy raised by the Northeastern University Baseball team through Team IMPACT. According to the organizations' website “Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses to local college athlete teams, forming lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes.” Liam is part of the team and now so is Fenway.


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