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Pokémon Sends Rare Cards To Boy Who Sold His Card Collection To Save His Dog

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Pokémon Sends Rare Cards To Boy Who Sold His Card Collection To Save His Dog

A boy in America has been gifted a bunch of rare Pokémon cards because he sold his prized possession to save his dog.

Bryson Kliemann, 8, is described as a die-hard Pokémon fan and had amassed an impression collection of cards over the course of his short life.

But he was saddened when he noticed his beloved pet dog Bruce was acting up.

His mum, Kimberly Woodruff, told Local 12 News: "He wasn't coming out of his cage and being the normal puppy he usually is. He was very lethargic, just not doing good."

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They took the pooch to the vet, where it was confirmed Bruce had parvo, which is a highly contagious dog virus.

Credit: WNYT
Credit: WNYT

The family couldn't afford the $700 for the treatment, so Bryson decided to set up a little stand outside his home to sell his Pokémon cards.

Kimberly said: "While I'm in school I get a text message with a picture of him and a sign on the side of the road selling Pokémon cards."

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In much the same way as an old school lemonade stand, the eight-year-old boy erected a sign on a bit of wood panelling and hoped people would stop and buy his cards.

Bryson told the news outlet: "I know everybody likes Pokémon cards so I just decided to sell them."

To get the word out, the kid's mum posted a GoFundMe and outlined how her son was prepared to sell the one material thing he loved to save his pet dog.

The initial goal of the online fundraiser was $800 to cover the cost of the treatment and ensure the dog was all ready to return to his normal life.

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However, news of Bryson's efforts quickly spread and the donations have since grown to more than $5,400.

Credit: NECN
Credit: NECN

The money left over after the treatment was done will go towards Bruce's future vaccinations and other sick dogs in the community, according to WCYB.

But Bryson's sacrifice managed to travel all the way to Pokémon HQ in Bellevue, Washington.

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They were so touched the eight-year-old was prepared to part ways with his card collection so they sent him some rare cards that are really difficult to find.

The Pokémon employees sent a letter saying: "Hey Bryson, we were so inspired by your story about selling your cards for your dog's recovery, these are some cards to help you replace the ones you had to sell."

Bryson was so overwhelmed with the gift.

He said: "I'm happy he's home, and I'm proud of myself. Now my brother and sister are playing with him too, and now I'm really playing with him pretty often."

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Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe

Topics: Pokemon, News

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