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Young Author Raises Money for Diabetic Alert Dog

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Gage Bunsness is ten years old. He loves to write. He has Type 1 diabetes and he wants a diabetic alert dog. So he wrote a story about it all and his mother has had it published hoping to raise money to get a dog.

"We've tried twice to train puppies to be alert dogs and we've failed twice so we want to get one that's fully trained," Kimberly Bunsness, Gage's mother says. "They are $20-$25,000 which is not in our budget. But we have about $8,000 in an account now and we're going to use this book to raise more money."

"I want a diabetic alert dog," Gage says, "So that when I'm playing with my friends and if my blood sugar drops, it would notice it and warn me and I'd eat something and keep playing. As it is my parents always have to be testing my blood and I have no independence."

"He just doesn't notice when his sugars are low and it can be really dangerous," Kimberly says.

So they've launched the book with Gage's story in it and a section on how his life is different than other kids and a section on homemade dog treats. It's called "Gage's New Friend" and it's available on for $12.

Written by Erin Breen

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