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Sick boy gets hundreds of stuffed cows

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76 days ago   Article ID# 3995951
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SAN ANGELO, TEXAS (myfoxzone.com) - This is Ryan Wirtjes. He’s nine-years-old and he loves cows.

Cathy the Cow was given to Ryan by the Make a Wish Foundation. You see, Ryan has a rare mitochondrial disorder.

“It’s caused him to have cyclical vomiting. So, he will vomit for hours on end…He has osteoid PD, so his bones aren’t very strong. He’s got hydrocephalus, so he has to shunt to drain the extra fluid from his brain.”

He’s dealt with the pain since birth — and the only thing that seems to calm him are his cows.

After a difficult year filled with hospital visits, this Christmas, his mom asked friends and family to send cows for Ryan.

The message was shared on Facebook and, through the power of social media, the cows came home!

“The second day, we got 40 boxes, and it comes from all over the United States and Canada.”

Which is hard for Ryan to grasp.

“How many stickers do they need to ship it to Sheboygan?”

Stuffed cows, blow-up cows…

“A cow blanket, a cow pillow, cow slippers, like, three cow hats.”

Ryan was in cow heaven. His parents were amazed.

“I truly thought if I got 10 to 15 cows, I’d get thrilled, and I lost count at 200.”

And with each cow, a friendly note.

“‘Hi Ryan, hello from Connecticut.’ ‘You are so brave.’ ‘Our prayers are with you, little man. Happy Moo Year.’”

Ryan has received so many cows, he wants to spread the love by donating them to Make a Wish and Ronald MCDonald House.

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