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Nov 21, 2013 11:46 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Fundraiser Thursday to help local teenager buy diabetic alert service dog

The community is invited to help a Nipomo High School student raise money for a diabetic service dog.

Philip Vaughn, 17, has Down Syndrome and Type One Diabetes.

His mom says he has a hard time recognizing when his blood sugar level changes, and he needs a service dog to help him out.

On Thursday, a fundraiser is being held at Roadhouse Grill in Santa Maria. 20% of your purchase will go toward helping Philip get his dog.

They need to raise $18,000, and so far, they've raised $10,000.

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