Ellensburg Man Is Receiving Canine Assistant

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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.