Meet Hailey Ashmore. She is a 16-year-old from Dallas, and, unfortunately, she suffers from epilepsy. To make matters worse, she has a range of different diseases and conditions, ranging from asthma and allergies to reactive hypoglycemia.
But things aren’t so bad for Hailey because she has Flynn. This lovable pooch is her service dog, and he’s been with her since he was just a puppy. For years, Hailey raised Flynn and taught him to be her service animal.
The two of them are close pals, but their relationship is so much more than friendship. In many cases, Flynn can be the difference between life and death for Hailey. Part of his duties is to notify her if she is going to have a seizure. Service dogs have a remarkable ability to detect early warning signs, which gives Hailey time to get to a safe space and ride it out.
Unfortunately, she had an attack recently that did not go well. Why? Because a friend of her father’s started petting Flynn while they were visiting her dad’s office.
Continue on to the next page to read more of Hailey's story and why service dogs should not be petted or played with ...Source: Newsner
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