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Maine boy diagnosed with type 1 diabetes surprised by service dog donation

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This young man was matched with a service dog. ? It’s Banksy. 1;47;05 “Good Boy” He is now the new service dog for 5-year-old Easton Merrill of Yarmouth. Last year, Easton was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. 1;51;41 “This is no longer the death sentence it was years ago. He can live a full life, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy.” Easton is equipped with technology that alerts parents when blood sugar levels are too high or too low. BANKSY provides an extra layer of protection for EASTON. 2;13;18 “It was a little difficult when there was no Banksy.” 1;55;03 “Right now I still have to sleep with Easton, but even with all the technology he still wakes up two or three times a night, so I’m taking corrective steps to keep him engaged. You are safe from such worst situations. Having a dog for early warning gives you that much confidence. ” Bungie is from the American Diabetic Dog Group. He was trained for six months on Easton’s scent and how to call for help when Easton was unresponsive.Banksy: He alerted Easton’s parents within 5 minutes of meeting them for the first time <ソット・イーストン・メリル / 1 型糖尿病と診断> 2;10;25 “Well, I ate pancakes for breakfast this morning, so I got a little high.” From now on…where will Easton go…and so will Banksy…including school and bed. 2;08;17 “Dogs sleep differently than humans. Humans sleep in longer units of REM sleep, while dogs sleep in much shorter units. That’s why dogs go in and out of lighters throughout the night. several sleep modes. When the dog wakes up, it will wake up by sniffing the blood sugar and jumping on the bed. We teach the dog to physically jump on top of you. 70 A pound dog is jumping on you, and when you wake up, that dog might save your life.” Service dogs like Banksy can cost nearly $30,000. Insurance usually does not cover this price. A distant relative was raising money to donate Banksy to Easton. Now the Merrill family wants to pay it forward.

Maine boy diagnosed with type 1 diabetes surprised by service dog donation

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Five-year-old Easton Merrill was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year. Today he was surprised by his own service dog named Banksy. Easton is equipped with technology that alerts his parents if his blood sugar levels are too high or too low. “Diabetes is no longer the death sentence it was a few years ago. He can live a full life, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy,” said Easton’s father, Chris Merrill. ” Banksy is from the Las Vegas-based organization Diabetes Dogs of America. The dog was trained for six months on Easton’s scent and how to call for help when Easton was unresponsive. Banksy will accompany Easton everywhere, including when he goes to school. Service dogs like Banksy cost nearly $30,000, a price that is usually not covered by insurance. Chris’ cousin Mandy passed away in 2019 due to complications from diabetes, but he was able to maintain some independence during the last few years of his life with the help of his service dog, Milo. After her death, her father and her sisters started a boat tour company that they operated on Lake Winnipesaukee during the summer months, with every dollar going toward purchasing a service dog for a child who had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Chris received word from her mother that her family had contacted her and selected her son, Easton, to be their diabetic service dog. Chris and his wife Trisha say they are so grateful to Banksy that he wants to pay it forward. They raised thousands of dollars for an organization called the Youth Diabetes Research Foundation.

Five-year-old Easton Merrill was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year. Today he was surprised by his own service dog named Banksy.

Easton is equipped with technology that alerts his parents if his blood sugar levels are too high or too low. “Diabetes is no longer the death sentence it was a few years ago. He can live a full life, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy,” said Easton’s father, Chris Merrill. ”

Banksy is from the Las Vegas-based group Diabetes Dogs of America. The dog was trained for six months on Easton’s scent and how to call for help when Easton was unresponsive. Banksy will accompany Easton everywhere, including when he goes to school.

Service dogs like Banksy cost nearly $30,000, a price that is usually not covered by insurance.

Chris’ cousin Mandy passed away in 2019 due to complications from diabetes, but was able to maintain some independence during the last years of her life with the help of her service dog, Milo. After her death, her father and her sisters started a boat tour company that they operated on Lake Winnipesaukee during the summer months, with every dollar going toward purchasing a service dog for a child who had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Chris received a call from her mother informing her that her family had contacted her and decided to adopt her son, Easton, as a diabetic service dog.

Chris and his wife Trisha say they are extremely grateful to Banksy and hope to return the favor in the future. They raised thousands of dollars for an organization called the Youth Diabetes Research Foundation.

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