Marine Dog With Cancer Gets An Emotional Hero’s Goodbye

A dog is a man’s best friend. Those who ever owned a dog would agree that dogs are the most loyal creature in the world. Once you add one to your family, it becomes an integral part of your life. Jeff DeYoung, a Marine veteran, could tell you all about it.

He partnered with his pooch, Cena, after taking a personality test when he was 19 years old. The dog was trained to sniff out bombs, and so he did in Afghanistan for three tours. The Marine soldier is a combat engineer who had been through so much in each tour.

DeYoung said that Cena kept him warm when the cold desert climate struck at night. The dog provided comfort as he was dealing with the loss of his seven friends who passed in the course of three weeks.

When the combat soldier and his beloved fellow dog came back to the states, they stayed together, and he adopted Cena as a service dog. Cena was there to help him with his PTSD, but they had to switch roles back in 2014 when DeYoung learned that Cena was diagnosed with cancer.

DeYoung said that he served him and was by his side his whole adult life. Cena was there with him when he was overseas dealing with tough situations. He is now 27 and has to part ways with one of the important parts of his life.

Sadly, it’s Cena’s last days, and DeYoung wrote a bucket list, which included a ride in his Jeep Wrangler. 

Cena and his favorite human rode in the Jeep with the top down when it was time to part ways as a convoy of motorcycles and jeeps followed the duo to celebrate Cena’s life.

Watch the incredible event on the video below:

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