Nov 14, 2013 12:27 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Fundraiser to help local teenager buy Diabetic Alert Service Dog Thursday

A Nipomo High School student needs help raising money to buy a Diabetic Alert Service Dog.

Philip Vaughn, 17, has Down Syndrome and Type 1 Diabetes.

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

On Thursday, a fundraiser is being held at the Chili's in Arroyo Grande. The fundraiser runs from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 15% of the sales will go toward helping Philip get his dog.

Philip's mom says they need to raise $18,000, and so far, they've raised $7,000.

A sixth grade class at Branch Elementary School has also been raising money for Philip.



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