Child With Severe Epilepsy Receives Service Dog

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service dogThe Hasbrouck Heights Police Department has raised enough funds for a seven year-old girl with severe epilepsy. The dog will be able to detect when her next epileptic attack will occur and alert her parents.

Wally, a black Labradoodle, was given to young Marybeth Barrios to detect her chemical changes occurring in her body to detect when these seizures are about to happen. The total money that was raised was $17,000 and $10,000 was used to acquire the dog. However, the police department says that every penny was spent whole heartedly for the dog and there were no overhead costs.

The dog even sleeps beside the girl and has already been able to detect even minor seizures that the girl’s parents didn’t know were happening.

Source: Service dog detects seizures in Hasbrouck Heights youngster