Aiden Heath is a young boy who was struck with tragedy and difficulty since he was a very young boy. At just four years of age, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, which meant that he would have to carry extra responsibility for most of his life.
A service dog can do wonders for a kid who has to face this kind of struggle, but sadly, Aiden’s mom couldn’t afford one for him. She told the boy that if he saved enough money, he could buy one for himself one day.
This seemed almost impossible at the time since a perfectly trained dog like the one he needed could cost upwards of $10,000. This is because service dogs trained for diabetes can sniff low glucose levels even before an electronic monitor could, and that difference can save lives.
After four years of struggling with the disease, Aiden has not given up, and he’s collected a bunch of jars of pennies to achieve his amazing goal. His perseverance has inspired others to donate to his GoFundMe page, and with the help of kind strangers on the internet, he’ll be able to train his new puppy, Angel, to be a service dog for him. You can watch all about Aiden’s amazing cause in the video below.