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Zero, a local boy's hero

Published June 06. 2013 4:00AM   Updated June 06. 2013 2:20PM

By Sean D. Elliot

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Kelli Tucker got the long-haired German Shepherd for her son, Marik, because he has cancer and a prosthetic leg. She wanted to encourage him to walk. That Zero was deaf only strengthened their bond; Marik is also hearing impaired. It turns out that Zero is also sick.