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Workers at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in North Carolina are looking for a little girl who has a wish for Santa -- to bring a kidney for her big brother.
Store associate manager Shelly Thomas says she thinks the letter was written by a little girl named Kaitlyn who was visiting the Franklin, North Carolina, area from Florida, WLOS reported.
The letter, which was dropped in the store’s mailbox to Santa, says, “Some may not believe in you. But I do. One thing I really want for Christmas is my big brother to get a kidney transplant. PLEASE.”
“She put her nose on my lower belly and sniffed so intently that I thought I spilled something on my clothes. She did it a second time and then a third time. After the third time, Sierra went and hid. I mean hid!” Herfel told the Journal Sentinel.
Herfel had been feeling pain in the area, but an emergency room doctor said it was an ovarian cyst and gave her pain medication.
But the dog knew better than the ER doctor. The dog acted oddly, got herself in a tight ball and hid deep in a closet.
A few weeks later, after taking the signals from Sierra, Herfel saw her doctor and got the diagnosis of stage 3C ovarian cancer, the Journal Sentinel reported.
She underwent a full hysterectomy and spleen removal. She was also on chemotherapy until April 2014.
But that wasn’t the only time Sierra signaled her owner that something was wrong.
In 2015, she was diagnosed with liver cancer and in 2016, it was cancer in her pelvic area.
Herfel’s oncologist, David Kusher, told the Journal Sentinel it isn’t odd for some dog breeds to be able to sniff out cancer. Some can find it 98 percent of the time and it can be a variety of cancers.