A Clinton teen's family, who was recently blessed with a service dog for her disability, is hoping the Apple n' Pork Festival can be a catalyst to fulfilling the mission of their formed non-profit.
Lukah Case's mother, Andi Case, says they formed the non-profit, Doggone Disabilities to be an avenue for those in need of a service dog to acquire one. She says the vision stemmed from their experience trying to get their dog, Jasper.
According to Case, the organization is still working to build up to a point where they could provide grants. She explains they just recently got their charity designation and they hope to begin giving out grants this year.
Case calls their service dog, Jasper, a 'God-send'. She explains any time Lukah is going to pass out or showing signs of having a seizure, Jasper immediately alerts her and it has helped her avoid fainting spells for prolongued periods of time.
Case says Lukah is still having seizures but has been without them for about five months. When Jasper alerts Lukah to a seizure, he will climb on top of her rather than just nudge her.
To learn more about Doggone Disabilities, visit their Facebook
page, you can also find them on Instagram