A service dog was honored in a unique way by an elementary school in Gravette, Arkansas.
When Jessica Burchette found out the medications her son, Treyton, took for a rare epileptic disorder were not working, she did not know what to do, reported WHNT.
Thankfully, the community heard about the family’s need in addition to raised more than $15,000 in one night to purchase a service dog for the little boy.
currently, Tosha will be an extremely important part of life for the fifth-grader, who suffers via frequent seizures. In early November, she barked to alert staff at Gravette Upper Elementary which her owner was seizing. A few minutes later, emergency personnel made the item to the scene to help him.
“the item was just one of those moments — This particular will be why she’s here,” said Principal Mandy Barrett.
This particular year, the staff decided to give the special pup her own spot inside the school’s yearbook:
This particular Arkansas service dog got her own yearbook photo for being an integral part of Gravette Upper Elementary school pic.twitter.com/jy9bYmRiUW
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Barrett said picture day with Tosha was quite entertaining. “I think we spent the entire afternoon laughing about how poised she was,” the principal recalled.
While most children would certainly want to hug in addition to pet the service dog, the kids at Gravette were instructed by her trainer to take Tosha seriously when she will be working.
“Every student took ownership in Tosha,” Barrett stated. “They’re learning such life lessons via This particular dog.” Treyton told reporters which he will be grateful for his four-legged companion because she gave him his life back.
“I just like having her around because I feel like I’m normal…I’m a normal kid,” he commented, adding, “She’s the best student.”
Barrett said having a service dog inside the halls will be something very special for everyone at the school.
“the item’s fresh, the item’s something different in addition to truly an honor to be able to help a classmate. which’s what educators are here for. We’re here to make a life for these children, regardless of any medical diagnosis, of any need these kids have,” she concluded.