Cochran girl gets donation of service dog at RAFB

Telegraph staffMarch 20, 2012 

A 9-year-old Cochran girl with epilepsy received a service dog Tuesday afternoon at Robins Air Force Base.

The dog will be able to help predict the onset of Riley Edge’s seizures and get help in case of an emergency.

After getting the dog, Riley will attend a two-week training camp at a Canine Assistants site in Alpharetta, near Atlanta, according to a release from RAFB.

Canine Assistants is a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to people with various disabilities, at no cost to the recipient. It takes up to two years to train each dog, with the cost and care of a dog exceeding $20,000. The organization runs entirely on individual and corporate donations.

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