At a graduation party on a Minnesota farm, Ariel Johnson’s sons persuaded her to leave with something they really wanted: a puppy from a litter born to the owner’s yellow Lab.
The puppy looked more like a golden than a Lab. He was a rusty color, with a long snout and a deep chest. He had striking blue eyes and the boys considered naming him Frank, after Frank Sinatra. However, Bacca, inspired by Chewbacca from Star Wars, seemed more appropriate for the fun-loving new family member.
Eight years later, now cherished beyond measure, Bacca was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma. The Johnsons knew right away they wanted to pursue treatment and get as much extra time with Bacca as possible. True to his nature, Bacca bounded through chemotherapy like a trooper and, when his cancer relapsed, continued to live his best life on LAVERDIA™-CA1 (verdinexor tablets).
We're grateful to Ariel for taking the time to share more of Bacca’s story.