Local Family Starts Campaign for Diabetes Dog

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Before she even turned two, Sophia Cadotte was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since then her mom, Jodi says she's had to grow up a lot.

"I just want her to be like a normal kid," Jodi Tvdry said.

The family started a campaign to raise money to buy Sophia a diabetes dog. The dog can tell her when there's problem with her blood sugar. If the campaign is successful Sophia could do things she hasn't been able to- and Jodi too.

"One of the perks of having a diabetes alert dog is it gives us parents just a little bit time to breath," Tvdry said.

The cost of the dogs is more than $20,000 even more with the cost of travel and training that goes with getting a diabetes dog.

"That can run up to $30,000 a year, it's very expensive. With a dog we hope to cut that down significantly."

Any money beyond the cost of the dog that is raised through the online campaign will go to helping keep the dog and for Sophia's treatment.

So far the campaign has raised $1,200. Once all of the funding is there, the process takes about a year to a year and a half for Sophia to get the dog.


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