Kentucky House of Representatives honors Alex Harpole and Service Dog, Lady, on March 5, 2008. Special recognition was given to Alex and Lady because Alex was selected by the National Epilepsy Foundation to represent Kentucky in a face-to-face meeting with lawmakers in Washington D.C., to discuss desperately needed help for children with disabilities.
Alex, who has an extremely rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome, and his mother, Carrie, will share their first-hand knowledge of what support is lacking and what is needed.
Note from Judy: 4 Paws for Ability is an amazing nonprofit organization located in Xenia, Ohio. It provides highly trained service dogs in many areas, but does require that approved families raise funds to train the dog. Please consider this child whose life will change significantly upon receiving an assistance dog. Read the testimonials. Reading them could change your life. It changed mine.