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Lufkin boy needs life-saving dog

Sean McElhaney Sean McElhaney

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Sean McElhaney needs a dog to save his life.  He is a Type 1 diabetic where his pancreas does not produce insulin.

He's found a diabetic alert dog named Emma, but she's $6,000 and his insurance won't cover it.

The canine is trained to sense when his blood sugar is off-kilter and alert him because his body doesn't always let him know when he's off.

"It'll make me feel a lot better because my mom, it's a lot of stress for her because she has to go everywhere with me," said McElhaney.

If you're interested in helping out McElhaney you can email his mother at mcfarlandseven@aol.com.

There's also an account set up at Angelina Savings Bank in Lufkin in Sean McElhaney's name.

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