Puppy On Patrol

Service Dog Finally In Arms Of 14-Year-Old Diabetic

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Posted: May 25, 2013

Morgan Raynes, 14, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago. Following months of fundraising, her family has finally welcomed Vixen, a fox red Labrador retriever trained to alert Morgan and her family members to life-threatening dips and spikes in her blood sugar. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Diabetic 14-year-old Morgan Raynes (second from right) meets her new service dog Vixen on May 19 in Shenandoah. (From left) Tim Molina, of Warren Retrievers, based in Orange; Morgan’s father Eddie; her sister Lily, and mother Amy help welcome the puppy. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Morgan Raynes is keeping up with freshman studies from home, but is excited to return to Page County High School in the fall — alongside Vixen. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Five years have passed since Morgan Raynes was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Her life hasn’t been the same since, but the family rode the highs and lows — until it became clear that they needed...

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