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So inspiring: Teen with genetic disorder hosting pop up puppy parties

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(WLWT)

CINCINNATI – A 19-year-old in Cincinnati, Ohio is breaking down barriers with his pop-up puppy parties.

Troy Melnyk has Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder with symptoms similar to some forms of autism. He's non-verbal, but has a deep love for people and pups.

Once a month, the community comes together with their four-legged friends for a two-hour window complete with adult beverages and treats for the dogs.

The Pop Up Puppy Party (PUPP) is so popular Troy and the other organizers are gathering signatures and creating a plan to make it a permanent fixture in the neighborhood.

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