Friends Raise Money for Service Animal After O.C. Teen Diagnosed With Epilepsy

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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.

Gabriella "Gigi" Coo, 13, has started a GoFundMe account to help raise funds to help Dawson get her own service animal so she can live life like a regular teen.

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.

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