Boy Who Saved Pennies For Years Finally Gets His Diabetic-Alert Dog

Aiden Heath knows a thing or two about patience and determination. For years he's been collecting and saving pennies to purchase a diabetic-alert dog.

Aiden is eight-years-old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago. After learning about dogs who are trained to monitor glucose levels, Aiden began his project to save for a dog, reports ABC News.

His mom, Jenni Heath, encouraged Aiden to save his change and that's exactly what he did, even toting around a little red wagon filled with jars of coins. In April, news coverage broke about Aiden's story and the family raised more than $20,000 to purchase a dog from Diabetic Alert Dogs of America in Nevada.

Now, Aiden has finally met his service dog. Angel is a chocolate Labrador Retriever who just completed all of her service dog certifications.
 

With the help of a trainer, Aiden has begun learning how to command and direct Angel.

"We have been so amazed by the outpouring of support. [Aiden] is feeling the love...There are no words" Jenni Heath said.

See more about Aiden and Angel in the video below.
 


Want to learn how diabetic alert dogs are so successful? Find out here.

 

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