K9 Purple Heart recipient receives stem cell treatment
November 24th, 2010 6:24 pm ET

Baltimore, MD - Lex, a German shepherd, suffered serious injuries in a March 2007, rocket-propelled grenade attack. Lex, a bomb-sniffing dog for the Marines, worked side by side with his partner and handler, Corporal Dustin Lee.

Corporal Dustin Lee, lost his life in the Iraq grenade attack - Lex lost his ability to walk. The dog was awarded a Purple Heart for his bravery.

At the funeral for the fallen Marine, Corporal Lee's family made the decision to adopt Lex. Lex and Corporal Lee had been inseparable - more than an elite team, companions and friends.

The family worked with Lex to help him regain the use of his legs and they eventually pursued stem cell therapy for the injured war hero. A veterinarian with the Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Lee Morgan, facilitated the family's quest to help Lex recover from his debilitating injuries.