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Yorkie paralyzed after saving little boy's life

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Dickinson, TX - A Dickinson, Texas family is giving a little Yorkie some much deserved love after he almost died saving the life of a little boy.

Ezio, an 11 pound Yorkie didn't let his size get in the way of a dangerous situation.

Gavin Clark, 3, said "He saved my life." Ezio is not only a loyal best friend, he's a brave protector.

 Gavin's grandmother, Shannon Long, explained that a neighbor's dog came busting through the fence with Gavin and Ezio in the backyard.

The dog broke through the plywood and was very aggressive. Ezio went right in its path protecting Gavin and soon Ezio was in the dog's mouth. He picked Ezio by his neck and shook him and threw him down. The attack left Ezio with a broken neck, spinal cord and trachea.

It cost $5,000 to keep him Ezio alive. Long says it was worth it. The family is now told it'll  cost another $10,000 to give Ezio a shot at walking again.

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