By Claire Bates
From: Daily News
A boy whose fear of open spaces left him scared to leave his house is now venturing outside after striking up a heart-warming friendship with a dog.
Owen Howkins, seven, and his trusted companion Haatchi have become inseparable after the family pet helped him overcome anxiety.
Owen became ‘withdrawn’ at school when he realised a rare genetic condition made him different to other boys and girls.
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