Ellensburg Man Is Receiving Canine Assistant



An Ellensburg man living with diabetes will be getting his own service dog, free of charge.

38 year old Richard Brown was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 7 years old.

Today, the Canine Assistants organization announced it will be donating a diabetic response dog to Brown.

Diabetic response dogs are trained to smell when a person's blood sugar is too high or too low and warn them before it's too late.

Brown says a dog will also help him get around town without trouble.

"My balance is really poor, my lower legs are numb from diabetes," said Brown, "And the dog will help with [my] Balance."

Brown will travel to atlanta, Georgia in a few months, where he will be paired with a canine.