Paniagua initially had hoped to find a custom wheelchair to improve Benny's mobility, but quickly discovered they were all beyond his budget - each costing at least $1,000. Still, he refused to give up on helping Benny. Instead, he got creative.
"The only other solution I could find was to make my own [wheelchair]," Paniagua said. "There were a couple DIY wheelchair examples on Google Images which I used as an example!"
Sure enough, Paniagua soon bought what he needed to put together a custom wheelchair made from PVC pipe for his girlfriend's dog - all for a mere $40.
James Stewart Paniagua