Zachary Pickard, 10, who has the rapid-aging disease progeria, has received hip surgery to enable him to walk with a walker, and he has gained a new family dog, Carmen the Canaan, who keeps him company through recovery. Marcus Dorsey mdorsey@herald-leader.com
Zachary Pickard, 10, who has the rapid-aging disease progeria, has received hip surgery to enable him to walk with a walker, and he has gained a new family dog, Carmen the Canaan, who keeps him company through recovery. Marcus Dorsey mdorsey@herald-leader.com

He’s had a tough year, but Zach is learning to walk again. And he has a new best friend.

December 24, 2017 01:54 PM