Katie Dawson, 15, was diagnosed with epilepsy just five years ago and she is unable to live life like how she wants. But now, thanks to a kind gesture from a friend, she's on her way to getting a chance to make her life a little easier thanks to some friends.
Dawson's doctor suggested the family should get her a seizure alert dog that could help alert her when she could be experiencing an oncoming epileptic seizure.
The dog and subsequent training costs $40,000. Dawson has been out of school since Oct. 2019 and says her life, as well as her mother's, would be much easier with a service animal by her side.
To donate, visit Dawson's GoFundMe page.
Kacey Montoya reports for KTLA 5 News on Jan. 13, 2020.