Linda Tartak, and her pet therapy dog, a 7-year-old Sheltie named Honey Bear, visit 16-year-old, Breanna Cano, who was recovering from surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on Monday, July 13, 2015.
Linda Tartak, and her pet therapy dog, a 7-year-old Sheltie named Honey Bear, visit 16-year-old, Breanna Cano, who was recovering from surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on Monday, July 13, 2015. Emily Michot Miami Herald Staff
Linda Tartak, and her pet therapy dog, a 7-year-old Sheltie named Honey Bear, visit 16-year-old, Breanna Cano, who was recovering from surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on Monday, July 13, 2015. Emily Michot Miami Herald Staff

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