Little Alida has Euroendocrine Hyperplasia of Infancy, a very rare lung condition which means that the oxygen she breathes in can’t make it into her bloodstream properly. So she needs oxygen piped in through tubes constantly. She’s always strapped to her dad’s homemade canister-holding trolley when she’s at home. She doesn’t let that faze her, though – she goes right about her business anyway. And always in the company of her best friend, Mr. Gibbs. Her canine companion. Her dog.
Mr G won’t leave her side. That’s his job. He carries little Alida’s oxygen canisters around with them when she’s outside playing. And he seems very happy to be of service.