Montco Boy Battling Retinoblastoma Meets His New Puppy

When we received the call from Make-A-Wish Philadelphia about a local boy named Zachary with Retinoblastoma, a cancer impacting his eyes, we knew PuppySpot had to help make his wish come true. We worked quickly with the Oppenheimer family to pick out an adorable Cocker Spaniel puppy who Zachary would later name Buttons.

To make the first meeting between Zachary and Buttons even more special, Make-A-Wish Philadelphia arranged a limo for the family to ride to the airport where Buttons would be waiting for them. Watching the video of Zachary meeting Buttons for the very first time will bring tears to anyone’s eyes. All of the work that went into making sure Buttons arrived safe and sound was well worth it, just to see Zachary and his furry best friend together at last.

“Working with Make-A-Wish Philadelphia to help grant Zachary’s wish was an honor. A puppy brings such comfort to families dealing with illness, and I can’t wait to see the impact Buttons has on this little boy’s life.”- Rachel Seliger, Brand Manager, PuppySpot