Life-Saving Service Dog
September 9, 2020
September is national service dog month.
In honor of national service dog month, The Miracle Flights organization helped a boy get his own life-saving canine.
Seven-year-old Owen O’Bryan was born with an extremely rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome.
O’Bryan’s seizures were so severe he could not be alone or sleep in a bed by himself, until now.
Miracle Flights flew Owen O’Bryan and his parents nearly 5,000 miles from Alaska to Kansas for free to meet Juno.
Juno is a seizure-alert dog from The Cares Foundation.
For 35 years, Miracle Flights has provided free plane tickets to help families reach specialized or distant medical care.
Melissa O’Bryan said, “To be able to not have to worry about getting there, to not have to worry about the cost of it, so we’re able to fly in and just have that taken off our stress level, was a lot. It was awesome.