My good friends in Santa Fe held a fundraising event to raise money for an assistance dog for their diabetic son Luke. The charity “Assistance Dogs of the West” train dogs to sense when the child is low or high and alerts the parents to let them know. It is so amazing that they can be trained to do this and it will completely transform daily life for Luke and his family. It was fun day where kids had games to play, there were raffles with great prizes and guests could come and get silhouette photographs taken of their dogs. It was a slow start but as the day progressed there was a queue of people waiting for their silhouette photographs to be taken!
The fundraiser was a huge success and Luke now has his own assistance dog Tori. They are great friends and Tori watches over Luke night and day. Make sure you scroll down to the end to see Luke and Tori together. They are both so adorable and its wonderful to see the very special bond that has developed between Luke and Tori.
“Tori hasn’t only become our best friend but saved Luke’s life countless times. I love watching her little nose filter the air incessantly as that used to be me constantly having to consider all factors that influence blood sugars: food, activity level, temperature, time of day, how long since the last meal, sicknesses, … The list goes on as just about anything seems to influence blood sugars. Now I can relax while she is on watch! Having her super nose as a back up at all times is priceless!“
Luke’s Mum – Franziska