Jun 22, 2015 1:47 PM
Hudson Firefighters Relief Association holding fundraiser to help boy get diabetic alert dog
HUDSON – Carter Lambert needs a very special dog.
On Friday, the Hudson Firefighters Relief Association is hosting an event to help him get a diabetic alert dog.
Carter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes last August.
Since then, the 9-year-old has had to learn to constantly monitor his blood sugar, including leaving class and even waking up every night at 2 a.m.
Diabetic Alert Dogs of America is an organization that trains dogs that stay by their owner’s side and alert them by pawing consistently if their blood sugar levels drop or rise above normal levels.
The organization would train a specific dog just for Carter’s needs.
The dog would stay by Carter’s side monitoring his blood sugar levels even when his parents and teachers cannot, giving Carter the ability to play outside more and his parents piece of mind.
The event will be from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the White Birch Catering and Banquet Hall at 222 Central Street in Hudson.
The fundraiser's goal is to help the Lambert family raise $2,500 - a down payment for a diabetic alert dog.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Carter get a diabetic alert dog.