Today my class watched a video about a boy with a very rare condition called Schwartz-Jampel syndrome. Schwartz-Jampel syndrome is a condition where your muscles randomly contract. The boy was named Owen. Owen was diagnosed with Schwartz-Jampel syndrome at the age of 2. When Owen was 6, he got a wheelchair so he could roll around wherever someone pushed him. When owen was being rolled around, he started seeing people point at him and stare at him, he felt alone. When his parent's started noticing him not wanting to leave the house and when they noticed he was more nervous, they thought about what they could get or do to make Owen feel not so alone. One day while Owen's mom was looking on facebook, she saw an adoption post for an Anatolian Shepherd named Haatchi. When Haatchi was a puppy, his previous owner tied him up to a railroad where he got hit by a train. When a worker at the train station saw the Haatchi, he thought it was dead but when he got closer, he noticed it wasn't dead. The worker noticed that Haatchi was missing it's back left leg and it's tail, he took it to a vet and then sent it to a shelter. Owen's mother had put Haatchi in owen's room while he was still asleep. When Owen woke up, he saw Haatchi laying on his lap. As soon as Haatchi and Owen were together, owen started going outside together and they started going for walks again. In the video, I believe Owen said "It feels like Haatchi feels what I feel and I know how Haatchi feels" and that means a lot because the connection between them is phenomenal, it is so rare to find someone that has that strong of a relationship with an animal, some people don't even have that strong of a relationship with their parents. I think we watched this because it shows that nobody should be judged and everyone and everything can and should be appreciated no matter how you look or how you speak. This video made me remember when I was little and my friend and I went to the SPCA (A shelter for animals) and I saw a 3 legged dog, at first I was a little bit freaked out but after a little while, I realized that this dog was no different than any other dog and had a unique personality, I realized that you can appreciate anything that you honestly can't judge anything by it's cover. This video relates to me because a few years ago, I found a stray cat that was injured, I managed to keep it at my house until she got picked up by a person from an animal shelter.