Marc Lopez Law February 2019

Chi Chi the Rescue Dog A Quadruple Amputee Who Inspires the World

were struggles as Chi Chi learned to trust people again, but with time, Chi Chi found peace and joy with her new family. “She exemplifies resilience and forgiveness and willingly shares her love and compassion in abundance,” Howell has said. “Her sweet-tempered and gentle spirit opens people’s hearts and her perceptive spirit senses where her love is needed.” Chi Chi’s vet has called her a “miracle dog,” referring both to the fact that she survived losing all her legs and to the joy she brings to the world. Today, Chi Chi is a registered therapy dog, offering strength, love, and support to those who need it most. She visits VA hospitals, assisted living facilities, and children with disabilities. To celebrate her journey of survival, courage, and love, Chi Chi was honored with the American Humane Hero Dog Award in 2018. You can follow the adventures of this brave, loving canine at

In our darkest moments, it can be hard to believe joy can be found again. But one amazing dog proves that no matter what happens, through love and patience, we can make the world a better place. Chi Chi is a golden retriever who was found in a dumpster by an animal rescue group in South Korea. Badly injured and left in a garbage bag with her legs bound together, the only way to save Chi Chi’s life was to amputate all four of her legs. As she recovered, the call went out to find a family who could care for a dog with serious medical needs. As a quadruple amputee, just getting Chi Chi’s prosthetics on so she could go outside in the morning would be time-consuming. Fortunately, Elizabeth Howell from Arizona saw a video about Chi Chi’s plight online. “She stole my heart,” Howell said, taken by how Chi Chi was still wagging her tail despite her injuries. After seeing Chi Chi’s perseverance and her will to live, Elizabeth and her family took on the challenge. There

A DISCIPLINARY HEARING Not Something to Ignore When you’re pursuing a university-level education, you’ve got a lot on your plate. You’re still young, but you’re starting to feel the weight of responsibility. You’re no longer a child, but you still might not feel like a full-fledged adult. You have a bit of life experience, but not much. In this context, it’s relatively easy to assume that university disciplinary procedures are no big deal. This is a mistake. MARC’S TIPS AND TRICKS The trend these days is for students to face significant penalties for relatively minor offenses. If you or someone you love is facing administrative charges for misconduct — academic or personal — it can have serious consequences. Don’t expect a slap on the wrist, and don’t wait until after your disciplinary hearing to contact an attorney.



2 teaspoons dark rum

6 egg yolks

24 packaged ladyfingers

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate shavings, for garnish

1 pound mascarpone cheese

1 1/2 cups strong espresso, cooled


at the bottom of a walled baking dish.

1. In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to beat together egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. 2. Add mascarpone cheese and beat until smooth. 3. Fold in 1 tablespoon of espresso. 4. In a small, shallow dish,

5. Spread half of the

Even if you’re not facing criminal charges, university disciplinary procedures can result in suspension or expulsion, and these

mascarpone mixture on top of the first layer of ladyfingers. Top with another layer of ladyfingers and another layer of mascarpone. 6. Cover and refrigerate 2–8 hours. 7. Remove from fridge, sprinkle with chocolate shavings, and serve.

punishments may be noted on your official transcript. The Marc Lopez Law Firm has guided clients through administrative hearings at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, Butler, DePauw, and Wabash.

combine remaining espresso with rum. Dip each ladyfinger into mixture for 5 seconds. Place soaked ladyfingers

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