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$20,000 wish comes true for teen with epilepsy

Recently in West Nyack, NY a wish came true for Matthew Von Dollen. This 18 year old, who has epilepsy, was given the gift of independence.

Because his seizures are resistant to treatment, Matthew’s family is afraid to leave him alone. Now thanks to Canine Assistants, he will be able to enjoy more freedom, and so will his family.

ShopRite and the company that makes Milk-Bone dog snacks are sponsoring the cost of Matthew’s service dog as well as the two-week training that the teen will have to go through.

Although he’ll have to wait a year for his dog, when it finally arrives, Matthew and his family won’t have to pay the $20,000 cost to train his new partner.

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