The Davies Family needed some help. 7 year old Elisabeth has Type One Diabetes and 5 year old Eddie has Epilepsy and Alfi's Syndrome.
While both kid's medical needs kept the family busy, they realized they needed even more help when Edward was stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama... while the rest of the family needed to continue living in Warner Robins. The answer they found was Zeppelin.
He cost $24,000 and after the Davies fund raised $13,000 and got help from Four Paws for Abilities, he became a member of the family just 3 weeks ago. Zeppelin isn't like every other 1 year old golden retriever... he can detect Eddie's seizures, and Elisabeth's changes in blood sugar levels.
There is still more training Zeppelin will undergo while at home, but he has already been successful at detecting some of Elisabeth's dangerously low blood sugar levels. His presence in the Davies home could be lifesaving.
The Davies family adds they have noticed since acquiring Zeppelin that many people are unaware of the presence of service dogs. They ask the community to remember if a dog is wearing the red "aid" vest, it is allowed into stores and restaurants with their humans. As the dog is working, also be sure to ask before feeding or petting the service dog.