Hammy the Cow has been with her through 300 nights in the hospital, 30 surgeries and 12 chemotherapy sessions.
This is Hannah Kiresuk and her beloved stuffed cow, Hammy the Cow.
Teri Kiresuk / Via facebook.com
Kiresuk, who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, was diagnosed with juvenile myasthenia gravis when she was 16.
Juvenile myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that weakens muscles, causes vision issues and can make it difficult to walk, according to Boston Children's Hospital.
“It gives you symptoms like multiple sclerosis, but it's treated like cancer,” Kiresuk told BuzzFeed News.
Kiresuk, now 20, has spent about 300 nights in the hospital as a result of her disease. Hammy the Cow has been with her through every single one of them. He’s also been with her for 30 surgeries and 12 chemotherapy sessions.
She made Hammy at the Minnesota State Fair when she was 11 at a mobile Build-A-Bear station. She said he's been at her side ever since.