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GOSHEN TWP., Ohio – A 9-year-old boxer named Carmen is fighting for her life after trying to save her owner during a fire.
Ben Ledford’s basement was on fire when Carmen climbed on top of him to cover his face, according to WCPO. Ledford later passed away at the hospital, but Carmen survived with severely damaged lungs.
Carmen has now been placed on a ventilator and is sedated to help with her breathing and help ease the pain of her damaged lungs.
The staff at the clinic in Cincinnati are constantly monitoring her and feel optimistic about her recovery now that she is on the ventilator.