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

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

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