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Rescue dog helps boy with dangerous seizures

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | September 16, 2012 | Comments (2)

Leo and his service dog Henry

Leo is a six-year-old boy who suffers brain aneurysms. He's undergone three surgeries since he was five. At age three, Leo was hospitalized and recovered more quickly when service dogs were brought to visit. His mother Yasmine noticed this.  

"As soon as the dogs came, he lit up," Yasmine, his mother said. "He started walking, he started having them do tricks...he was laughing, he was smiling, and within three days he was out of the hospital."

She decided to get Leo a dog and found Henry at a high-kill shelter. He was trained to detect Leo's seizures and since then he's a vital part of Leo's family.



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I know for a fact how vital dogs are to people when they are sick. I have a neck injury and am in Congestive Heart Failure. I can guarantee you the reason I am alive today is because of my love for my pups. Dying is not an option, they need me as much as I need them♥
Henry is an awesome dog, Henry is blessed that Leo's Mom found him & rescued him for Leo & is blessed he is his best friend. Praying for them both, God Bless you both ;♥)
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