Tragedy turned Captain Tony Smith’s life around a little over a week ago.
“We were fishing and decided to change spots and the next thing I know I was in the bottom of the boat.”
“He's always been our cheerleader, and now it's time for us to be his,” Smith’s daughter, Paige Crafton, said.
“I spent eight nights beside him in the chair,” she said. “It was hard leaving him at rehab.”
However, a special therapist has tugged on Smith’s heart. His name is Bullet, also known as Smith’s therapy dog.
“Nope, I never thought that an animal would be here helping me,” Smith said during a phone interview.
“He’s kind of placed his faith in animals, and in essence, he’s had faith in this the whole time.”
“It's kind of a pay-it-forward type thing,” she said. “You get what you give sometimes. I feel like he's getting what he deserves.”
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