Dog with vitiligo meets kids with the condition –

“We wanted to share with all of you who have followed, loved and supported in all sorts of ways that our precious and beloved Rowdy has passed on and joined the ranks in Heaven,” Umbenhower wrote in her post. “He had the biggest heart and we will continue on his legacy and mission, with a brief intermission to recover from our painful and incredible loss.”For parents like Stephanie Adcock, one of the greatest challenges of having a child with vitiligo — a skin condition that causes white patches due to loss of pigmentation — is teaching them to embrace their appearance and feel confident in their own skin.Adcock’s son, Carter, 8, was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 5, and after watching her son examine his skin in the mirror and panic over increases in white spotting, the Arkansas mom was at a loss for ways to help her son handle the changes in his skin.

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on April 5, 2017. In a touching post on the White Eyed Rowdy Facebook page, Rowdy’s owner, Niki Umbenhower, announced that Rowdy died on June 30, 2017.

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