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January 23, 2013
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‘Still here and still smiling’

Andrew Russell does not believe he, or anyone, can cheat death. Russell has brushed hands with death at least twice and marks his life as lucky.“I’m still here and I’m still smiling,” he said, one of his hands on Frederick the basset hound, his service dog.Frederick, named after a 13th century Polish prince, had 13 of his teeth removed because they were causing him health issues. When Russell, who is disabled, received the estimate, he was struck. It was well outside his price range. After attempting to solicit the funds from a basset hound organization, he decided to turn to …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 23, 2013 04:36AM Published Jan 23, 2013 04:35AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.