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Diabetic Alert Service Dog Delivered by SDWR to Family in Loganville, GA

A very lucky girl from Loganville, GA has received her very own Diabetic Alert Dog.

Loganville, GA, July 20, 2019 --(PR.com)-- 10 year old, Raelyn along with her parents have been
dealing with her diabetes diagnosis for the last 5 years. Raelyn is a very active typical 10-year old who
enjoys sports. It is important to her parents that Raelyn's service dog can help Raelyn to feel more
independent and begin to take ownership of her diabetes. Raelyn's service dog, Eddy, will be able to
accompany her everywhere thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Raelyn is hypoglycemic unaware which means she oftentimes is unable to feel her low blood sugar. This
can be an extremely dangerous situation especially during times of high activity. She often requires cues
and reminders from her parents to manage her diabetes. With her Diabetic Alert Dog, Eddy, by her side,
Raelyn and her family are hopeful that she will gain confidence and independence to face the everyday
challenges of living with diabetes.

SDWR will continue to work with Raelyn, her parents and Eddy in their home environment, to train for
specific needs she may have. What makes SDWR so unique from other nonprofit service dog
organizations is the highly customized and tailored training program. SDWR trainers will continue to
return for training sessions with Raelyn, her family, and Eddy every 3-4 months during the next 18
months to make a successful team and gain public access certification.

As an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program (FOPP), the service dog is named
after fallen hero Detective Norman Lewis Eddy, Jr. of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida.
FOPP is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who
sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Alert Dog Eddy's work with Raelyn will carry on in memoriam of
Detective Norman Lewis Eddy, Jr.'s life of service before self.

About SDWR:
Service Dogs by SDWR has a mission to provide specially-bred dogs for individuals of all ages with
invisible disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Seizure Disorder, or in the case of Raelyn -
Diabetes. In addition to the nearly 600 working dogs already placed, there are several hundred more
actively enrolled in SDWR's program.

Service Dogs by SDWR is a non-profit organization based in Virginia, and relies on donations to help the
organization in its mission, "Until there's a cure ... there's a dog." To make a donation or learn more about
SDWR, please visit the website, http://www.sdwr.org. To learn more about Diabetic Alert Dogs visit
http://www.sdwr.org/service-dogs/diabetes/. To find out how you can volunteer or serve as a service dog
raiser visit http://www.sdwr.org/volunteer-opportunities.

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Service Dogs by SDWR
Beau Warren
540-543-2307
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