Legacy of Love: A Best Friend

Posted on 10/09/2013

Cindy Leonard for BlogThis is Cindy Leonard and her Great Dane, Brutis.  Cindy was one of our first Legacy of Love participants photographed over the winter.  Cindy says Brutis (with an i not a u) has been her strength through many challenges.  Cindy calls herself the last survivor in her family, after losing her mom to breast cancer, losing her 21-year-old son in a car accident, and losing her 28-year-old daughter to what Cindy views as a broken heart after so much family hardship.

Brutis even goes with Cindy for her own cancer appointments; she says everyone knows her and her Great Dane.  She described what she calls her spirit and spunk, and her desire to make the people around her smile.