Cancer surviving toddler gets special kitten

2016-01-01 20:52
Scarlette Tipton, a two-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm, poses with a kitten who also underwent an amputation. (File, AP)

Scarlette Tipton, a two-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm, poses with a kitten who also underwent an amputation. (File, AP)

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San Jacinto - A two-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm is getting a special gift: A kitten that also underwent amputation surgery.

Matt and Simone Tipton, of Orange County, California, had been searching for a kitten for their daughter Scarlette, who was born with a rare form of cancer. Scarlette's left arm had to be amputated when she was 10 months old.

Doctors say she's now cancer free.

Scarlette's parents wanted to find a kitten that had undergone amputation surgery to help in their daughter's ongoing recovery. That's when they heard about Holly, a kitten two women found bleeding from a traumatic injury in December.

The kitten's left front leg was amputated.

The family drove to the San Jacinto animal shelter to adopt the cat on Christmas Eve.

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