Maja Kazazic went out to spend time with her friends in Mostar, Bosnia when a rocket-propelled grenade hit them. The incident sadly killed all five of her buddies, and she was the sole survivor.
Maja recalled that she was sixteen years old when the genocide happened, and all she remembered was how difficult it was to breathe. Maja shared that one of her friends gave her a blue teddy bear, which she uses to bite on to muffle her cries in pain because the hospital she was confined in back then did not have any pain medications.
This woman survived a genocide, and she’s made the most inspiring recovery — with the help of her dog 💙
Posted by Soulmates on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Maja never lost her positive spirit despite the horrific tragedy that struck her. Maja shared that she could either be a victim or a hero, so she decided to choose the latter.
Maja recalled she and her fellow patients used to call the room they were in as the happy room because of how everyone always laughed and joked around no matter how bad the situation was. The doctors examined Maja after a couple of months, and they determined that her injuries were still too severe.
The doctors wanted Maja to receive better treatment, so they all agreed to transfer Maja to a hospital in America. Maja eventually learned how to walk and run again, but her trauma was still there.
Maja’s friend, Chris, works as a prosthetic clinician, and he introduced her to a Great Dane puppy named Rosie. It turns out that Rosie is also wearing a prosthetic leg, just like Maja, so she decided to adopt Rosie in a heartbeat.
Rosie lost her leg when she was a one-week-old baby because her mother accidentally stepped on it. Maja instantly connected with Rosie because they share the same condition, and Maja could not be any more grateful that she has a doggy best friend to get her through the tough times.
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