Elementary School Students Raise Money To Get Classmate A Service Dog

Mason Burns, a student at Carson City Lower Elementary in Michigan, is getting a service dog thanks to the support of his teachers and classmates.

Mason is nine-years-old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His condition makes it difficult for him to walk and move around.

After realizing that Mason would benefit from having someone with him all the time, teacher Tiffany Ryan started a campaign to get Mason a service dog.

The students began raising money earlier this year, holding a penny drive that raised $3,000. Now the school has raised more than $13,000 to help fund Mason's service dog.

Thanks to the students and teachers at the school, as well as Fox-17, this money will help pay for the dog's training and additional vet bills.

Mason's service dog is a German Shepherd named Spider and has already begun working with Mason at school and at home.

"He's cute and I love him. And he makes me feel better," Mason told Fox-17.

See Mason and Spider in the video below:


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