NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris P. Bacon, the pig in a wheelchair, who quickly became a YouTube sensation in early 2013 with over 1.5 million views, is setting out to teach children about compassion, acceptance, and loving your imperfections in his new book, Chris P. Bacon: My Life So Far. Chris P. Bacon was rescued by his veterinarian, Dr. Len Lucero, after a young woman reluctantly dropped him off to be euthanized because of a congenital defect that affects his rear legs. Dr. Lucero gave Chris a second chance at life, and, with two wheels strapped to the rear of his body, he is now a perfectly healthy and happy piggie on the go.
Hay House, the world's largest self-help and motivational publisher, has partnered on a three book deal with Chris P. Bacon, Dr. Lucero, and New York Times best-selling author Kristina Tracy, who has worked on children's books with Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and more. The first book, Chris P. Bacon: My Life So Far, geared toward children ages 4 to 10, will launch December 1, 2013. For each book purchased up until December 1st, another book will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Children's Aid Society, or Read to Grow—all organizations focused on the support and betterment of children.
Chris P. Bacon shares adorably witty updates from his daily life in Florida on his Facebook (over 86,000 fans!) and Twitter pages. The world has fallen in love with this charming pig who is teaching us all a lesson: When life puts up an obstacle, strap on your wheels and face it head on. Chris is honored to be partnering with such wonderful charitable organizations to bring his book to children who will be empowered through his stories.
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