It was a day like any other for Melanie Butera when an unexpected visitor came to her home in Canal Fulton, Ohio. The visitor was a baby fawn who was rejected by her mother because she was very sick and born blind. Being a veterinarian, Melanie was able to nurse the fawn named Dillie back to health, and she would soon become part of the family.
Dillie's touching story doesn't end with her rescue. As much as she has benefited from her relationship with Melanie, Melanie has also gained a lot from her relationship with Dillie. Melanie has been struggling with stage four cancer. The fight against the disease hasn't been easy, but Dillie's perseverance through her struggles has helped Melanie come to cherish every moment in life.