Kelly O’Connell was working at an animal shelter when a 12-week-old black lab named Charlie was brought in. Charlie had been found in a shopping cart. While Kelly wasn’t looking for a dog at the time, when Charlie came in she knew she was going to take him home.
Kelly eventually met the love of her life, James Garvin, who was also a veterinarian. The two were set to be married this month. Unfortunately, before the wedding, Charlie had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and was not doing well. He had five seizures the week before the wedding and Kelly was ready to put him down.
But the week of the wedding Charlie had no seizures and as Kelly put it, “He seemed like a whole new dog.” And of course, Charlie did make it down the aisle to see Kelly get married.