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"Throw Me a Bone" helps teen with rare syndrome raise money to get a service dog

15-year-old girl has rare vascular formation called Cowden Syndrome
Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 02:42:10-04

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.  — A fundraiser was held Saturday at Sinsheimer Park in San Luis Obispo to help Clio Nelson, a 15-year-old girl living with a diagnosed rare vascular formation called Cowden Syndrome.

Nelson is trying to get a service dog to help with her disorder; the dog will cost $25,000 and will help her alert others if she develops an injury.

It will also act as emotional support for Clio because she lives with general anxiety disorder.

A fundraiser softball game Saturday at Sinsheimer Park went to benefit her cause.

"I miss days (because) I have a bad flair up and I cant function. So having a service dog to just be my partner in crime and just be there would be awesome," Clio said.

If you want to donate to Clio's cause you can visit her Gofundme page organized by her mom Angela Nelson.