“I can honestly say that without Gracie's presence during that time, things would have been a lot different, emotionally for me, and even Alyssa and Ken, too,” Theissen said. “He has helped us in ways that one can only feel … even if not fully explained.”
Theissen is thankfully now in remission, but Gracie still comes to see her and her family every day. Since being rescued, he has had four different broods of babies, but despite starting a family of his own, he has never forgotten his very first family. He owes his life to them, and now he’s simply repaying the favor, stopping by every day to remind them how much they mean to him.